A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 139 km NNE of Calama, Chile (86 miles) on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -68.5158° West, latitude -21.2647° South, depth = 122.17 km. The temblor was reported at 18:02:13 / 6:02 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000a9sx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a9sx. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/08/17 / 2017-08-19 22:02:13 / August 19, 2017 @ 10:02 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 122.17 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 139 km NNE of Calama, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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