A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Calama in Chile. The temblor was picked up at 04:53:28 / 4:53 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 31/03/16 / 2016-03-31 07:53:28 / March 31, 2016 @ 7:53 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.5852 West, latitude -22.6479 South, depth = 92.65 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20005dm3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005dm3. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 92.65 km (58 miles).
The epicenter was 41 km (26 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop).
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 fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 41 km ESE of Calama, Chile.
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