A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Calama in Chile on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -68.6582° West, latitude -22.1494° South, depth = 125.67 km. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:11:17 / 4:11 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/11/17 / 2017-11-07 08:11:17 / November 7, 2017 @ 8:11 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 125.67 km (78 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bjr6. Id of event: us2000bjr6.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 44 km (27 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 45 km NE of Calama, Chile.
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