A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 115 km N of Calama, Chile (71 miles). Exact location, longitude -68.878° West, latitude -21.424° South, depth = 104.98 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 104.98 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface. 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: 17/04/18 / 2018-04-17 13:46:04 / April 17, 2018 @ 1:46 pm. Id of earthquake: us2000e1hq. Event ids that are associated: us2000e1hq. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:46:04 / 9:46 am (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 115 km N of Calama, Chile.
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