A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/09/15 / 2015-09-16 23:33:40 / September 16, 2015 @ 11:33 pm. The temblor was detected at 20:33:40 / 8:33 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.7784° West, -31.3393° South, depth 24.35 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.35 km (15 miles). 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: us10003iu8. Unique identifier: us10003iu8.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 99 km (61 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ovalle, Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and seventy-six, in the last 10 days two hundred and seventy-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km WNW of Illapel, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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