A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) strikes 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Antofagasta in Chile on Sunday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 23/09/18 / 2018-09-23 05:32:11 / September 23, 2018 @ 5:32 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 55.69 km (35 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000hivv. Id of event: us2000hivv. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:32:11 / 1:32 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -70.0356° West, -24.3368° South, depth 55.69 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Antofagasta (c. 309 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Antofagasta.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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: 84 km SSE of Antofagasta, Chile.
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