A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 24 kilometers (15 miles) from Putre in Chile on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.512 West, latitude -17.9861 South, depth = 119.33 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:38:58 / 11:38 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 119.33 km (74 miles). Id of earthquake: us10003rik. Event ids that are associated: us10003rik. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/10/15 / 2015-10-26 14:38:58 / October 26, 2015 @ 2:38 pm.
Epicenter of the event was 78 km (49 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arica, Tacna (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km NNE of Putre, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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