A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. Id of earthquake: us10008wvw. Event ids that are associated: us10008wvw. Global time and date of event 31/05/17 / 2017-05-31 17:38:51 / May 31, 2017 @ 5:38 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 13:38:51 / 1:38 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.4608 West, latitude -22.7537 South, depth = 108.73 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 108.73 km (68 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 58 km (36 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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