A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Calama in Chile. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/10/16 / 2016-10-27 00:59:33 / October 27, 2016 @ 12:59 am. Id of earthquake: us10007285. Event ids that are associated: us10007285. Exact location of event, longitude -68.3722 West, latitude -22.197 South, depth = 121.68 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 121.68 km (76 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:59:33 / 8:59 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).
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-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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