A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Calama in Chile. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 117.8 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:29:57 / 5:29 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000g69m. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000g69m. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.5576 West, latitude -21.8151 South, depth = 117.8 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/08/18 / 2018-08-10 09:29:57 / August 10, 2018 @ 9:29 am.
The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
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 four and in the last 365 days seventy-four 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 react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 81 km NNE of Calama, Chile.
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