A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Calama in Chile on Friday. Exact location, longitude -68.6434° West, latitude -22.2498° South, depth = 133.59 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 133.59 km (83 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us2000adxx. Event ids that are associated: us2000adxx. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:35:02 / 3:35 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/09/17 / 2017-09-01 19:35:02 / September 1, 2017 @ 7:35 pm UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama. Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. 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: 38 km NE of Calama, Chile.
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