A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Calama in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -68.8592 West, latitude -22.8907 South, depth = 103.46 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 103.46 km (64 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/02/18 / 2018-02-12 11:48:02 / February 12, 2018 @ 11:48 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000d0vp. Id of event: us2000d0vp. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:48:02 / 7:48 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (30 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Close 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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 47 km S of Calama, Chile.
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