A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Calama in Chile on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.8022 West, latitude -22.0228 South, depth = 117.68 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/12/20 / 2020-12-21 14:14:56 / December 21, 2020 @ 2:14 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 117.68 km (73 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:14:56 / 2:14 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000csy1. Unique identifier: us7000csy1.
Epicenter of the event was 50 km (31 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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