A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Calama in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -68.7548 West, latitude -22.761 South, depth = 105.88 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 105.88 km (66 miles). The temblor was detected at 23:36:04 / 11:36 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us7000cst0. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000cst0. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/12/20 / 2020-12-20 23:36:04 / December 20, 2020 @ 11:36 pm. 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). Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (24 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 37 km SSE of Calama, Chile.
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