A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 126 km N of Calama, Chile (78 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 93.61 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/01/16 / 2016-01-17 15:28:39 / January 17, 2016 @ 3:28 pm. The temblor was reported at 12:28:39 / 12:28 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 93.61 km, -68.8066° West, -21.3329° South. Event id: us10004f7g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004f7g.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 126 km N of Calama, Chile.
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