A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Calama in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 117.5 km (73 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 14/04/17 / 2017-04-14 18:03:25 / April 14, 2017 @ 6:03 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -68.787 West, latitude -22.498 South, depth = 117.5 km. The temblor was reported at 14:03:25 / 2:03 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008hmb. Id of event: us10008hmb.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 15 km (10 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 15 km ESE of Calama, Chile.
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