A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 163 km NNE of Calama, Chile (101 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a7pa. Id of event: us2000a7pa. Exact location of event, longitude -68.4617 West, latitude -21.0589 South, depth = 136.42 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 136.42 km (85 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 22:34:58 / August 12, 2017 @ 10:34 pm. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:34:58 / 6:34 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each 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 two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 163 km NNE of Calama, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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