A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Calama in Chile. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 80.13 km (50 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 10:59:31 / 10:59 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us70009ng1. Ids that are associated to the event: us70009ng1. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/05/20 / 2020-05-22 14:59:31 / May 22, 2020 @ 2:59 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.9396 West, latitude -23.0098 South, depth = 80.13 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 62 km (38 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama. Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 60 km S of Calama, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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