A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. Exact location of event, depth 120.12 km, -68.5407° West, -23.262° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/06/20 / 2020-06-07 21:26:32 / June 7, 2020 @ 9:26 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 21:26:32 / 9:26 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 120.12 km (75 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000a7lu. Id of event: us6000a7lu.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 98 km (61 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 52 km SW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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