A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was reported 51 kilometers (32 miles) from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -68.7174 West, latitude -22.9315 South, depth = 114.06 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/03/19 / 2019-03-22 18:14:54 / March 22, 2019 @ 6:14 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 114.06 km (71 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:14:54 / 2:14 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jker. Id of event: us1000jker.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 57 km (36 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 51 km W of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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