A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. Event id: us10006jsi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006jsi. 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 106.3 km (66 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -68.731° West, -23.008° South, depth 106.3 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 21:55:33 / September 2, 2016 @ 9:55 pm. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:55:33 / 5:55 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 53 km W of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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