A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Taltal in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -70.9789° West, -24.7785° South. Event id: us70007n2x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007n2x. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was detected at 08:50:02 / 8:50 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/02/20 / 2020-02-11 13:50:02 / February 11, 2020 @ 1:50 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Taltal (c. 10 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Taltal (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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: 85 km NW of Taltal, Chile.
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