A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Calama in Chile on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us10006qnf. Event ids that are associated: us10006qnf. Exact location of event, depth 135.6 km, -68.462° West, -21.892° South. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:08:45 / 9:08 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 135.6 km (84 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/09/16 / 2016-09-18 13:08:45 / September 18, 2016 @ 1:08 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 79 km (49 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Each 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 one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 80 km NE of Calama, Chile.
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