A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Calama in Chile on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 133.13 km (83 miles). The temblor was picked up at 00:20:17 / 12:20 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 133.13 km, -68.8631° West, -22.6098° South. Global time and date of event 09/06/17 / 2017-06-09 04:20:17 / June 9, 2017 @ 4:20 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20009lfr. Event ids that are associated: us20009lfr.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama. The epicenter was 18 km (11 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km SSE of Calama, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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