A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. Exact location of event, depth 81.43 km, -68.723° West, -23.2227° South. Event id: us70009cw2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009cw2. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.43 km (51 miles). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:42:06 / 6:42 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/05/20 / 2020-05-08 22:42:06 / May 8, 2020 @ 10:42 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 61 km WSW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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