A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Iquique in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.6 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -70.992° West, -20.0354° South, depth 10.6 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:36:01 / 4:36 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10008m6e. Event ids that are associated: us10008m6e. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/04/17 / 2017-04-30 09:36:01 / April 30, 2017 @ 9:36 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iquique. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 91 km WNW of Iquique, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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