A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 108 km NNE of Calama, Chile (67 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -68.4654° West, -21.5937° South, depth 122.55 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/03/17 / 2017-03-21 15:01:59 / March 21, 2017 @ 3:01 pm. The temblor was detected at 11:01:59 / 11:01 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20008tjf. Event ids that are associated: us20008tjf. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 122.55 km (76 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 108 km NNE of Calama, Chile.
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