A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 122 km NNE of Calama, Chile (76 miles). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 125.5 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/02/16 / 2016-02-02 08:41:51 / February 2, 2016 @ 8:41 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:41:51 / 5:41 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.578° West, -21.412° South, depth 125.5 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004wip. Unique identifier: us20004wip.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 122 km NNE of Calama, Chile.
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