A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Calama in Chile. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 129.17 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bzmn. Id of event: us6000bzmn. The temblor was detected at 11:53:06 / 11:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -68.4828° West, -21.7993° South, depth 129.17 km. Global time and date of event 22/09/20 / 2020-09-22 11:53:06 / September 22, 2020 @ 11:53 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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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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. 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: 85 km NNE of Calama, Chile.
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