A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Iquique in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, -70.0311° West, -19.9674° South, depth 50.58 km. The temblor was reported at 21:27:28 / 9:27 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10007vw0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vw0. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.58 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/01/17 / 2017-01-28 01:27:28 / January 28, 2017 @ 1:27 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique (min 5000 pop).
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 four, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 30 km NNE of Iquique, Chile.
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