5.0 Magnitude Earthquake Reported In Chile

52km WSW of Arica, Chile

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Arica in Chile on Wednesday. Exact location, longitude -70.7484° West, latitude -18.6874° South, depth = 32.87 km. Event id: us10004u0r. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004u0r. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.87 km (20 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/03/16 / 2016-03-02 09:49:53 / March 2, 2016 @ 9:49 am. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:49:53 / 4:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Tacna (c. 280 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop), Peru (c. 29 907 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Tacna, Arica (min 5000 pop).

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

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/03/02/moderate-earthquake-5-mag-was-detected-near-arica-in-chile-2/

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