A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The temblor was picked up at 19:01:18 / 7:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 00:01:18 / September 17, 2015 @ 12:01 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.1254 West, latitude -31.7494 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003kah. Id of event: us20003kah.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Illapel. Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eighty-five, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 91 km W of Illapel, Chile.
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