A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Calama in Chile. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 11:39:40 / January 19, 2016 @ 11:39 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us10004fk3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004fk3. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:39:40 / 8:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.9001 West, latitude -22.8555 South, depth = 90.62 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 90.62 km (56 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 45 km (28 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 43 km S of Calama, Chile.
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