A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Calama in Chile. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h53x. Id of event: us2000h53x. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 29/08/18 / 2018-08-29 23:11:24 / August 29, 2018 @ 11:11 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -68.8359 West, latitude -21.8404 South, depth = 113.8 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 113.8 km (71 miles). The temblor was detected at 19:11:24 / 7:11 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every 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 four and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 70 km N of Calama, Chile.
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