A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Iquique in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 60.64 km (38 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000dd81. Id of event: us6000dd81. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/01/21 / 2021-01-30 13:24:59 / January 30, 2021 @ 1:24 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:24:59 / 1:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -70.3536 West, latitude -19.96 South, depth = 60.64 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
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. 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 fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 35 km NW of Iquique, Chile.
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