A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Calama in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 101.73 km (63 miles). Id of earthquake: us20008k55. Event ids that are associated: us20008k55. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 06:34:59 / February 16, 2017 @ 6:34 am. Exact location of event, depth 101.73 km, -68.4436° West, -21.9539° South. The temblor was picked up at 02:34:59 / 2:34 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 75 km NE of Calama, Chile.
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