A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The temblor was reported at 13:27:34 / 1:27 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 29 km (18 miles). Id of earthquake: us10003mjs. Event ids that are associated: us10003mjs. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/10/15 / 2015-10-09 18:27:34 / October 9, 2015 @ 6:27 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.8517 West, latitude -31.7555 South, depth = 29 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Ligua, Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and thirty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 66 km WSW of Illapel, Chile.
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