A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 121 km NNE of Calama, Chile (75 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 20:27:17 / September 24, 2016 @ 8:27 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.2949 West, latitude -21.5401 South, depth = 94.87 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:27:17 / 4:27 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 94.87 km (59 miles). Id of earthquake: us10006scg. Event ids that are associated: us10006scg.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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