Magnitude 5.0 Earthquake Near Arica, Chile

91km S of Arica, Chile

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Arica in Chile on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 57.46 km (36 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004e2m. Unique identifier: us10004e2m. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/01/16 / 2016-01-13 12:20:39 / January 13, 2016 @ 12:20 pm. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:20:39 / 9:20 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -70.177 West, latitude -19.2886 South, depth = 57.46 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 104 km (64 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Iquique, Arica.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.

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