A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Calama in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 08/11/17 / 2017-11-08 12:29:50 / November 8, 2017 @ 12:29 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -68.6711° West, latitude -22.1474° South, depth = 137.04 km. Event id: us2000bkbg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bkbg. The temblor was picked up at 08:29:50 / 8:29 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 137.04 km (85 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 43 km (27 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. 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: 44 km NE of Calama, Chile.
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