A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Calama in Chile on Sunday. The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:51:13 / 11:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -69.253 West, latitude -22.9355 South, depth = 69.2 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005rcc. Id of event: us70005rcc. Global time and date of event 06/10/19 / 2019-10-06 15:51:13 / October 6, 2019 @ 3:51 pm UTC/GMT. 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 69.2 km (43 miles).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 61 km SSW of Calama, Chile.
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