A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Calama in Chile. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 117.2 km (73 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d8qr. Id of event: us1000d8qr. Exact location of earthquake, -68.4842° West, -22.441° South, depth 117.2 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/03/18 / 2018-03-24 22:23:00 / March 24, 2018 @ 10:23 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 18:23:00 / 6:23 pm (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the event was 46 km (28 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 46 km E of Calama, Chile.
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