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Light earthquake: M4.8 quake has struck near San Pedro de Atacama in Chile

Earthquake location -23.2623S, -68.5608WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile on Tuesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/06/20 / 2020-06-16 17:54:39 / June 16, 2020 @ 5:54 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.5608 West, latitude -23.2623 South, depth = 112.51 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:54:39 / 5:54 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000aczw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000aczw. The epicenter was at a depth of 112.51 km (70 miles).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 53 km SW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.5608° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.2623° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 112.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53 km SW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-06-16 17:54:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-16 18:17:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 354 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 0.468 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 31 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000aczw Id of event.
Event Code 6000aczw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000aczw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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