A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -68.0926° West, latitude -22.514° South, depth = 140.79 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dx0r. Id of event: us2000dx0r. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 140.79 km (87 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/04/18 / 2018-04-09 17:53:38 / April 9, 2018 @ 5:53 pm. The temblor was picked up at 13:53:38 / 1:53 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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