Ring Of Fire Experiencing Major Seismic Unrest, This Time A 5.7 Mag In Chile

A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Iquique in Chile. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 74.02 km (46 miles). The 5.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:55:21 / 5:55 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -70.077 West, latitude -19.4052 South, depth = 74.02 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 04/09/17 / 2017-09-04 21:55:21 / September 4, 2017 @ 9:55 pm. Unique identifier: us2000afnk. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000afnk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop), 106 km (66 miles) from Arica (c. 186 000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Arica, Iquique.

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 thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2017/09/04/moderate-earthquake-5-7-mag-was-detected-near-iquique-in-chile/


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