A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 45.38 km (28 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/10/15 / 2015-10-06 10:47:33 / October 6, 2015 @ 10:47 am. The temblor was picked up at 07:47:33 / 7:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -71.519 West, latitude -31.4374 South, depth = 45.38 km. 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: us10003knu. Unique identifier: us10003knu.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, Ovalle, Salamanca (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 98 km (61 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 39 km WNW of Illapel, Chile.
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