A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) strikes 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Taltal in Chile on Wednesday. The temblor was picked up at 09:13:05 / 9:13 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000caj9. Event ids that are associated: us6000caj9. Exact location of earthquake, -70.9974° West, -25.5166° South, depth 9.38 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.38 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 09:13:05 / October 21, 2020 @ 9:13 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Taltal. Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Taltal (c. 10 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 52 km WSW of Taltal, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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