A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Calama in Chile. Global time and date of event 30/12/15 / 2015-12-30 21:55:37 / December 30, 2015 @ 9:55 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:55:37 / 6:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 107.5 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, depth 107.5 km, -68.527° West, -22.053° South. Unique identifier: us10004buc. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004buc.
The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 62 km NE of Calama, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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