A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 73 km S of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile (45 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 132.8 km (83 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/09/16 / 2016-09-20 13:24:43 / September 20, 2016 @ 1:24 pm. Event id: us10006r20. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006r20. Exact location of earthquake, -68.197° West, -23.579° South, depth 132.8 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:24:43 / 9:24 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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