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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Calama in Chile

Earthquake location -22.129S, -68.3287WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Calama in Chile on Friday. The temblor was reported at 20:36:06 / 8:36 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/09/19 / 2019-09-21 00:36:06 / September 21, 2019 @ 12:36 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -68.3287 West, latitude -22.129 South, depth = 89.16 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 89.16 km (55 miles). Unique identifier: us60005lmx. Ids that are associated to the event: us60005lmx.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).

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 one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 72 km ENE of Calama, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.3287° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.129° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 89.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km ENE of Calama, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-09-21 00:36:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-09-21 00:50:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 326 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.83 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 32 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us60005lmx Id of event.
Event Code 60005lmx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60005lmx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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