A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Calama in Chile on Sunday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 112.38 km (70 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us70005r9l. Event ids that are associated: us70005r9l. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 06:40:55 / 6:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.5677° West, latitude -21.9017° South, depth = 112.38 km. Global time and date of event 06/10/19 / 2019-10-06 10:40:55 / October 6, 2019 @ 10:40 am UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama. Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 73 km NNE of Calama, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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