A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Calama in Chile on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -68.779 West, latitude -22.8773 South, depth = 121.86 km. Event id: us70007kwy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007kwy. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:00:42 / 12:00 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/02/20 / 2020-02-07 16:00:42 / February 7, 2020 @ 4:00 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 121.86 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 49 km (31 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 48 km SSE of Calama, Chile.
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