A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Calama in Chile. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 112.98 km (70 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/01/21 / 2021-01-02 03:30:13 / January 2, 2021 @ 3:30 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 03:30:13 / 3:30 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.7602° West, latitude -22.753° South, depth = 112.98 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000d4x8. Unique identifier: us6000d4x8.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 36 km SSE of Calama, Chile.
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