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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Calama in Chile



Earthquake location -22.116S, -68.75WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Calama in Chile on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/02/17 / 2017-02-18 18:58:21 / February 18, 2017 @ 6:58 pm. Exact location of event, depth 93.8 km, -68.75° West, -22.116° South. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:58:21 / 2:58 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008kph. Event ids that are associated: us20008kph. 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 93.8 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 43 km NNE of Calama, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.75° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.116° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 93.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km NNE 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 2017-02-18 18:58:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-18 19:34:40 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 284 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 1.68 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 ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20008kph Id of event.
Event Code 20008kph An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008kph, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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