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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 24 km NNE of Calama, Chile

Earthquake location -22.264S, -68.8495WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Calama in Chile. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:49:38 / 6:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.8495° West, -22.264° South, depth 117 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/01/18 / 2018-01-25 22:49:38 / January 25, 2018 @ 10:49 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 117 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000cphs. Unique identifier: us2000cphs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 23 km (14 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-four 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km NNE of Calama, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.8495° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.264° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 117 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km NNE of Calama, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2018-01-25 22:49:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-01-29 06:36:51 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 298 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.351 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000cphs Id of event.
Event Code 2000cphs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000cphs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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