A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Calama in Chile. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/12/20 / 2020-12-20 22:20:03 / December 20, 2020 @ 10:20 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 117.35 km (73 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.7084 West, latitude -21.9839 South, depth = 117.35 km. Event id: us7000csse. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000csse. The temblor was reported at 22:20:03 / 10:20 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama. The epicenter was 57 km (36 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 ten and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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: 56 km NNE of Calama, Chile.
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