A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 140 km N of Calama, Chile (87 miles). Event id: us20005j0v. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005j0v. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 15:07:56 / April 16, 2016 @ 3:07 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 154.65 km (96 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 12:07:56 / 12:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.8511 West, latitude -21.1967 South, depth = 154.65 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 140 km N of Calama, Chile.
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