A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Calama in Chile on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000dc57. Unique identifier: us1000dc57. Exact location of event, depth 100.61 km, -69.0049° West, -22.6154° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 100.61 km (63 miles). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:58:24 / 12:58 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/04/18 / 2018-04-01 16:58:24 / April 1, 2018 @ 4:58 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 18 km SSW of Calama, Chile.
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