A 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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