A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Calama in Chile on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 123.16 km (77 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:49:29 / 4:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/01/18 / 2018-01-25 08:49:29 / January 25, 2018 @ 8:49 am. Exact location, longitude -68.7638° West, latitude -21.9287° South, depth = 123.16 km. Unique identifier: us2000cp77. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000cp77.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama. Event epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 62 km NNE of Calama, Chile.
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