5.3 Magnitude Earthquake In Tocopilla, Chile

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 138 km NE of Tocopilla, Chile (86 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48.7 km (30 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/07/17 / 2017-07-22 06:29:50 / July 22, 2017 @ 6:29 am. Exact location of earthquake, -69.2609° West, -21.2043° South, depth 48.7 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:29:50 / 2:29 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20009zmz. Unique identifier: us20009zmz.

Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/07/22/moderate-earthquake-5-3-mag-was-detected-near-tocopilla-in-chile/

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