A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Calama in Chile on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 13/02/20 / 2020-02-13 22:23:31 / February 13, 2020 @ 10:23 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 18:23:31 / 6:23 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 93.82 km (58 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.112 West, latitude -22.7251 South, depth = 93.82 km. Id of earthquake: us70007pqi. Event ids that are associated: us70007pqi.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 35 km (22 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 three and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 34 km SSW of Calama, Chile.
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