A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Calama in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -68.807 West, latitude -22.522 South, depth = 87.4 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000431k. Id of event: us1000431k. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/12/15 / 2015-12-03 14:55:39 / December 3, 2015 @ 2:55 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 87.4 km (54 miles). The temblor was detected at 11:55:39 / 11:55 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 15 km (9 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 14 km ESE of Calama, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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