A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Calama in Chile on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:58:12 / 12:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.7351° West, -21.8535° South, depth 118.42 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 118.42 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 19/11/19 / 2019-11-19 04:58:12 / November 19, 2019 @ 4:58 am. Event id: us700069s3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700069s3.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 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 one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. 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: 70 km NNE of Calama, Chile.
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