A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Calama in Chile on Thursday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004g5x. Unique identifier: us10004g5x. 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 108.4 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 19:52:44 / January 21, 2016 @ 7:52 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.527 West, latitude -22.017 South, depth = 108.4 km. The temblor was reported at 16:52:44 / 4:52 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama. The epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 twelve and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 65 km NE of Calama, Chile.
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