A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Calama in Chile on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us10006mxc. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006mxc. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 128.99 km (80 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 22:34:01 / 10:34 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/09/16 / 2016-09-08 02:34:01 / September 8, 2016 @ 2:34 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 128.99 km, -68.5971° West, -21.8435° South.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama.
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 four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 77 km NNE of Calama, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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