A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Calama in Chile on Wednesday. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:41:27 / 10:41 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000h8p6. Unique identifier: us2000h8p6. Global time and date of event 05/09/18 / 2018-09-05 14:41:27 / September 5, 2018 @ 2:41 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 126.45 km (79 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.5616 West, latitude -21.7818 South, depth = 126.45 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama. Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).
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 seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 84 km NNE of Calama, Chile.
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