A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Calama in Chile. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 79.46 km (49 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10004slu. Event ids that are associated: us10004slu. Global time and date of event 25/02/16 / 2016-02-25 15:35:06 / February 25, 2016 @ 3:35 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -68.979° West, -23.1106° South, depth 79.46 km. The temblor was detected at 12:35:06 / 12:35 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 71 km S of Calama, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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