A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Calama in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/03/16 / 2016-03-13 05:50:17 / March 13, 2016 @ 5:50 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 130.55 km (81 miles). Unique identifier: us10004x5k. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004x5k. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.779 West, latitude -22.3336 South, depth = 130.55 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:50:17 / 2:50 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 21 km (13 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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