A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 138 km ENE of Iquique, Chile (86 miles) on Friday. The temblor was detected at 22:31:24 / 10:31 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20008mc5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008mc5. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/02/17 / 2017-02-25 02:31:24 / February 25, 2017 @ 2:31 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 107.1 km (67 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -69.0453 West, latitude -19.5266 South, depth = 107.1 km.
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 three and in the last 365 days thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 138 km ENE of Iquique, Chile.
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