A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Calama in Chile. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/04/20 / 2020-04-18 23:15:49 / April 18, 2020 @ 11:15 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us70008zkw. Unique identifier: us70008zkw. Exact location of event, longitude -68.8208 West, latitude -22.3863 South, depth = 120.05 km. The temblor was picked up at 19:15:49 / 7:15 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 120.05 km (75 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 14 km (8 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). 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).
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 14 km NE of Calama, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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