A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 97 km NNE of Calama, Chile (60 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/01/16 / 2016-01-24 00:31:55 / January 24, 2016 @ 12:31 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004gp4. Id of event: us10004gp4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 128.24 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 128.24 km, -68.5009° West, -21.6794° South. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:31:55 / 9:31 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 97 km NNE of Calama, Chile.
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