A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile on Friday. The temblor was reported at 21:42:06 / 9:42 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 99.97 km (62 miles). Exact location, longitude -68.2279° West, latitude -22.4698° South, depth = 99.97 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009glc. Id of event: us70009glc. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/05/20 / 2020-05-09 01:42:06 / May 9, 2020 @ 1:42 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 49 km N of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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