A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 139 km N of Calama, Chile (86 miles) on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 132.55 km (82 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008htd. Unique identifier: us20008htd. Global time and date of event 05/02/17 / 2017-02-05 18:58:34 / February 5, 2017 @ 6:58 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 14:58:34 / 2:58 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.8944 West, latitude -21.2041 South, depth = 132.55 km.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 139 km N of Calama, Chile.
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