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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 155 km N of Calama, Chile

Earthquake location -21.0904S, -68.6571WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 155 km N of Calama, Chile (96 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 20/05/20 / 2020-05-20 15:29:12 / May 20, 2020 @ 3:29 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:29:12 / 11:29 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.6571° West, -21.0904° South, depth 98.85 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 98.85 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us70009ls5. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009ls5.

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 five and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 155 km N of Calama, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.6571° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.0904° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 98.85 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 155km N of Calama, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-05-20 15:29:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-05-20 15:48:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 340 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.889 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us70009ls5 Id of event.
Event Code 70009ls5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70009ls5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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