A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 115 km ENE of Iquique, Chile (71 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -69.1105° West, -19.8541° South, depth 112.56 km. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:59:22 / 2:59 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 112.56 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20008uis. Event ids that are associated: us20008uis. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 25/03/17 / 2017-03-25 06:59:22 / March 25, 2017 @ 6:59 am UTC/GMT.
Every 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 three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. 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: 115 km ENE of Iquique, Chile.
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