A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 96 kilometers (60 miles) from Calama in Chile. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/06/17 / 2017-06-08 13:05:02 / June 8, 2017 @ 1:05 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us20009lbc. Unique identifier: us20009lbc. Exact location of earthquake, -68.5179° West, -21.6844° South, depth 124.43 km. The temblor was detected at 09:05:02 / 9:05 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 124.43 km (77 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 96 km (59 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 96 km NNE of Calama, Chile.
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