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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Calama in Chile

Earthquake location -22.3538S, -68.6793WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Calama in Chile on Tuesday. Unique identifier: us2000ddht. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000ddht. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -68.6793 West, latitude -22.3538 South, depth = 117.14 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 117.14 km (73 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/03/18 / 2018-03-06 23:50:03 / March 6, 2018 @ 11:50 pm. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:50:03 / 7:50 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 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 five and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 28 km ENE of Calama, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.6793° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.3538° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 117.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28km ENE 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 2018-03-06 23:50:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-03-07 00:15:03 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 271 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 0.335 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.18 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 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 us2000ddht Id of event.
Event Code 2000ddht An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000ddht, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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