A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 134 km N of Calama, Chile (83 miles) on Monday. Exact time and date of earthquake 28/08/17 / 2017-08-28 14:21:53 / August 28, 2017 @ 2:21 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 120.82 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.8036 West, latitude -21.2606 South, depth = 120.82 km. The temblor was picked up at 10:21:53 / 10:21 am (local time epicenter). 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: us2000achk. Id of event: us2000achk.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, 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. 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: 134 km N of Calama, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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