A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 19 kilometers (12 miles) from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 14:04:22 / 2:04 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -68.1578 West, latitude -22.7535 South, depth = 117.94 km. Global time and date of event 10/05/20 / 2020-05-10 18:04:22 / May 10, 2020 @ 6:04 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009drp. Id of event: us70009drp. The epicenter was at a depth of 117.94 km (73 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Calama (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (53 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop).
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 19 km NNE of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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