A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Calama in Chile on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/01/17 / 2017-01-27 13:23:30 / January 27, 2017 @ 1:23 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 94.66 km (59 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -68.514 West, latitude -22.4783 South, depth = 94.66 km. Event id: us10007vp8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vp8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:23:30 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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