A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 145 km NNE of Calama, Chile (90 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.502 West, latitude -21.2164 South, depth = 135.51 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 135.51 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10005j59. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005j59. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/05/16 / 2016-05-21 17:30:33 / May 21, 2016 @ 5:30 pm. The temblor was reported at 13:30:33 / 1:30 pm (local time epicenter).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 145 km NNE of Calama, Chile.
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