A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Calama in Chile. Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/21 / 2021-01-12 11:04:36 / January 12, 2021 @ 11:04 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -68.7162° West, latitude -21.7198° South, depth = 114.54 km. Id of earthquake: us6000d7pn. Event ids that are associated: us6000d7pn. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 114.54 km (71 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:04:36 / 11:04 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama.
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 84 km NNE of Calama, Chile.
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