A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 157 km N of Calama, Chile (98 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 19:48:37 / 7:48 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.8099° West, latitude -21.0528° South, depth = 120.33 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 14/10/17 / 2017-10-14 23:48:37 / October 14, 2017 @ 11:48 pm. Id of earthquake: us1000ascr. Event ids that are associated: us1000ascr. 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 120.33 km (75 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 eight and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. 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: 157 km N of Calama, Chile.
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