A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) strikes 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Tocopilla in Chile on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 11/01/17 / 2017-01-11 21:58:17 / January 11, 2017 @ 9:58 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 69.46 km (43 miles). Exact location, longitude -69.9171° West, latitude -22.8329° South, depth = 69.46 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007sn1. Unique identifier: us10007sn1. The temblor was reported at 17:58:17 / 5:58 pm (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Antofagasta (c. 309 800 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Tocopilla (c. 24 500 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama, Antofagasta, Tocopilla (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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