A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 105 km NE of Calama, Chile (65 miles) on Wednesday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:31:30 / 1:31 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 15/02/17 / 2017-02-15 17:31:30 / February 15, 2017 @ 5:31 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20008k0t. Event ids that are associated: us20008k0t. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -68.3404 West, latitude -21.6959 South, depth = 133.31 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 133.31 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 105 km NE of Calama, Chile.
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