5.3 Magnitude Earthquake Strikes Near Atacama, Chile

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, offshore Atacama, Chile kilometers (0 miles) from offshore Atacama, Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 8.94 km (6 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10009j01. Unique identifier: us10009j01. Exact location of event, depth 8.94 km, -71.4807° West, -28.4459° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 20:03:25 / August 2, 2017 @ 8:03 pm. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:03:25 / 8:03 pm (local time epicenter).

Event epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vallenar (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/08/02/moderate-earthquake-m5-3-quake-has-struck-near-offshore-atacama-chile/

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