A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Calama in Chile on Friday. Unique identifier: us60003rkd. Ids that are associated to the event: us60003rkd. The temblor was detected at 02:23:57 / 2:23 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/05/19 / 2019-05-24 06:23:57 / May 24, 2019 @ 6:23 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 129.68 km (81 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.5374 West, latitude -21.8368 South, depth = 129.68 km.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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