A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Calama in Chile on Monday. The epicenter was at a depth of 117.6 km (73 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/18 / 2018-09-17 16:29:16 / September 17, 2018 @ 4:29 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -68.813 West, latitude -22.7649 South, depth = 117.6 km. The temblor was detected at 12:29:16 / 12:29 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000hfxa. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hfxa. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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. The epicenter was 36 km (23 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 35 km SSE of Calama, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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