A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Calama in Chile on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/05/17 / 2017-05-22 14:23:09 / May 22, 2017 @ 2:23 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 107.6 km (67 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:23:09 / 10:23 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008u4x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008u4x. Exact location of event, longitude -69.055 West, latitude -23.116 South, depth = 107.6 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 72 km S of Calama, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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