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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Calama in Chile



Earthquake location -22.191S, -68.73WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Calama in Chile on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:53:43 / 1:53 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10007bh6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007bh6. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.73 West, latitude -22.191 South, depth = 102.3 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/11/16 / 2016-11-22 17:53:43 / November 22, 2016 @ 5:53 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 102.3 km (64 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 36 km (22 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-six 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. 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: 37 km NE of Calama, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.73° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.191° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 102.3 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km NE of Calama, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-11-22 17:53:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-23 19:23:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 246 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10007bh6 Id of event.
Event Code 10007bh6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007bh6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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