A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Calama in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us2000a3cm. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000a3cm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 117.97 km (73 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/08/17 / 2017-08-01 16:19:25 / August 1, 2017 @ 4:19 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:19:25 / 12:19 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -68.4474 West, latitude -21.8431 South, depth = 117.97 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 85 km NE of Calama, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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