A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 121 km NNE of Calama, Chile (75 miles). The temblor was detected at 16:00:19 / 4:00 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 125.96 km (78 miles). Unique identifier: us70009niu. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009niu. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/05/20 / 2020-05-18 20:00:19 / May 18, 2020 @ 8:00 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -68.3988 West, latitude -21.4902 South, depth = 125.96 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 121 km NNE of Calama, Chile.
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