A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Calama in Chile on Sunday. Exact time and date of earthquake 15/03/20 / 2020-03-15 14:36:35 / March 15, 2020 @ 2:36 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 117.91 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us60008g2n. Ids that are associated to the event: us60008g2n. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -68.6778° West, -21.8951° South, depth 117.91 km. The temblor was reported at 10:36:35 / 10:36 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 68 km (42 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 68 km NNE of Calama, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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