A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Iquique in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -70.4182 West, latitude -19.5396 South, depth = 64.02 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 64.02 km (40 miles). Global time and date of event 19/09/18 / 2018-09-19 18:42:21 / September 19, 2018 @ 6:42 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000hh8t. Unique identifier: us2000hh8t. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:42:21 / 2:42 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique. Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 80 km NNW of Iquique, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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