A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Calama in Chile on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:21:24 / 7:21 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -69.3441° West, -23.077° South, depth 84.78 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 84.78 km (53 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000apv8. Unique identifier: us7000apv8. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/07/20 / 2020-07-16 19:21:24 / July 16, 2020 @ 7:21 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-six 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. 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: 81 km SSW of Calama, Chile.
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