A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Calama in Chile. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 115.2 km (72 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:56:24 / 12:56 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/11/16 / 2016-11-23 16:56:24 / November 23, 2016 @ 4:56 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -68.722 West, latitude -22.544 South, depth = 115.2 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007bt5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007bt5.
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). Earthquake epicenter was 24 km (15 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 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 two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 23 km ESE of Calama, Chile.
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