A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Calama in Chile. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/04/17 / 2017-04-22 07:12:49 / April 22, 2017 @ 7:12 am. Event id: us10008jqs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008jqs. 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 124.35 km (77 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -68.7169 West, latitude -22.1099 South, depth = 124.35 km. The temblor was reported at 03:12:49 / 3:12 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama. Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 44 km (28 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-six 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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