A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Calama in Chile on Saturday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:26:15 / 12:26 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/11/17 / 2017-11-18 16:26:15 / November 18, 2017 @ 4:26 pm. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000br1s. Id of event: us2000br1s. Exact location of event, longitude -68.9497 West, latitude -21.9994 South, depth = 143.43 km. 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 143.43 km (89 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 51 km (32 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 51 km N of Calama, Chile.
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