A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Calama in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -68.5228 West, latitude -21.9112 South, depth = 115.03 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 115.03 km (71 miles). 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: us2000a0c0. Id of event: us2000a0c0. The temblor was reported at 00:21:42 / 12:21 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/07/17 / 2017-07-24 04:21:42 / July 24, 2017 @ 4:21 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 74 km (46 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama. 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 three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-five 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. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 74 km NE of Calama, Chile.
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