A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 81 km SE of Putre, Chile (50 miles) on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -69.073° West, -18.7703° South, depth 132.24 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000d5ss. Unique identifier: us1000d5ss. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/03/18 / 2018-03-17 20:34:20 / March 17, 2018 @ 8:34 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 16:34:20 / 4:34 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 132.24 km (82 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-four 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.
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