A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Calama in Chile on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/10/20 / 2020-10-31 11:08:36 / October 31, 2020 @ 11:08 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 119.08 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.5317 West, latitude -21.7714 South, depth = 119.08 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:08:36 / 11:08 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000c8lp. Event ids that are associated: us7000c8lp.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighty-five 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 85 km NNE of Calama, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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