A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:59:50 / 3:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 114.62 km, -68.438° West, -22.6665° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 114.62 km (71 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bzy7. Id of event: us6000bzy7. Global time and date of event 23/09/20 / 2020-09-23 03:59:50 / September 23, 2020 @ 3:59 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 36 km NW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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