A earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Calama in Chile. The 6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:20:49 / 3:20 pm (local time epicenter). 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: us7000cqyz. Id of event: us7000cqyz. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.7271 West, latitude -21.8176 South, depth = 114.34 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 14/12/20 / 2020-12-14 15:20:49 / December 14, 2020 @ 3:20 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 114.34 km (71 miles).
Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
There are an estimated 135 quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 73 km NNE of Calama, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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