A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Calama in Chile on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us70006n8s. Ids that are associated to the event: us70006n8s. Exact time and date of earthquake 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 23:40:07 / December 18, 2019 @ 11:40 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -68.7211° West, latitude -22.0166° South, depth = 121.15 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:40:07 / 7:40 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 121.15 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama. Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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