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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 24 km E of Calama, Chile

Earthquake location -22.4798S, -68.6864WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Calama in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 15/06/24 / 2024-06-15 20:31:56 / June 15, 2024 @ 8:31 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 99.372 km (62 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us7000msq1. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000msq1. Exact location, longitude -68.6864° West, latitude -22.4798° South, depth = 99.372 km. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:31:56 / 8:31 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the event was 25 km (16 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.

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 24 km E of Calama, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -68.6864° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -22.4798° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 99.372 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24 km E 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 2024-06-15 20:31:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2024-06-21 21:49:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 271 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 21 The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.849 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 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 us7000msq1 Id of event.
Event Code 7000msq1 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000msq1, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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