A 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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