A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Calama in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -68.5392° West, latitude -21.7306° South, depth = 121.87 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 00:47:07 / April 28, 2016 @ 12:47 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 121.87 km (76 miles). The temblor was picked up at 20:47:07 / 8:47 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10005c22. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005c22.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 91 km NNE of Calama, Chile.
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