A earthquake magnitude 6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/10/15 / 2015-10-05 16:33:26 / October 5, 2015 @ 4:33 pm. Event id: us10003kg9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003kg9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:33:26 / 1:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 34.99 km, -71.6731° West, -30.295° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.99 km (22 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 50 km (31 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, Monte Patria, La Serena (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas. Every year there are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 49 km SW of Coquimbo, Chile.
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