A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 169 km ESE of Iquique, Chile (105 miles) on Saturday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/02/20 / 2020-02-08 06:17:57 / February 8, 2020 @ 6:17 am. Event id: us70007leh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007leh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:17:57 / 2:17 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -68.6365° West, latitude -20.8024° South, depth = 103.81 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 103.81 km (65 miles) below the earth’s surface.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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