A earthquake magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from San Pedro de Atacama in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -68.5 West, latitude -23.4 South, depth = 138 km. The temblor was detected at 07:35:34 / 7:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/06/20 / 2020-06-03 07:35:34 / June 3, 2020 @ 7:35 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has been issued near San Pedro de Atacama in Chile (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: at00qbcaf9, pt20155000. Id of event: at00qbcaf9. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 138 km (86 miles).
Event epicenter was 114 km (71 miles) from Calama (c. 143 100 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Calama (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 62 km SSW of San Pedro de Atacama, Chile.
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