A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Calama in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 125.37 km (78 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 22/07/20 / 2020-07-22 04:11:16 / July 22, 2020 @ 4:11 am. Exact location of earthquake, -68.7213° West, -21.831° South, depth 125.37 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 04:11:16 / 4:11 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000astd. Id of event: us7000astd.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 73 km (45 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 72 km NNE of Calama, Chile.
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