A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Calama in Chile. The temblor was detected at 12:57:52 / 12:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.6399° West, -22.7572° South, depth 108.18 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jjuv. Id of event: us1000jjuv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 108.18 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/03/19 / 2019-03-21 16:57:52 / March 21, 2019 @ 4:57 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 44 km SE of Calama, Chile.
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