A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Calama in Chile. The temblor was detected at 11:35:59 / 11:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.8819 West, latitude -22.8396 South, depth = 104.7 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009na5. Id of event: us20009na5. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 104.7 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/06/17 / 2017-06-17 15:35:59 / June 17, 2017 @ 3:35 pm.
Event epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km S of Calama, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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