A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Calama in Chile on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 133.5 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10008hti. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008hti. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 02:40:30 / 2:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.7571 West, latitude -22.2304 South, depth = 133.5 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/04/17 / 2017-04-15 06:40:30 / April 15, 2017 @ 6:40 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. 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: 31 km NE of Calama, Chile.
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