A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Calama in Chile. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/05/20 / 2020-05-03 13:25:19 / May 3, 2020 @ 1:25 pm. Exact location, longitude -68.5893° West, latitude -21.712° South, depth = 127.25 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 127.25 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us700099bx. Unique identifier: us700099bx. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 09:25:19 / 9:25 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-five 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. 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: 90 km NNE of Calama, Chile.
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