A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Calama in Chile. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 122.63 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d1j5. Unique identifier: us1000d1j5. The temblor was detected at 12:41:56 / 12:41 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 08/03/18 / 2018-03-08 16:41:56 / March 8, 2018 @ 4:41 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -69.14° West, latitude -23.001° South, depth = 122.63 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. 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: 62 km SSW of Calama, Chile.
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