A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 111.32 km (69 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/08/18 / 2018-08-29 00:40:23 / August 29, 2018 @ 12:40 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:40:23 / 8:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 111.32 km, -68.4289° West, -22.7647° South. Unique identifier: us1000gj90. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000gj90.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama. Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (38 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-six 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 27 km NW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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