A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was reported 49 kilometers (30 miles) from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:21:31 / 3:21 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.3678 West, latitude -22.4956 South, depth = 119.04 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 119.04 km (74 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/11/16 / 2016-11-02 07:21:31 / November 2, 2016 @ 7:21 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100073nc. Id of event: us100073nc.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 58 km (36 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 49 km NNW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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