A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.8788 West, latitude -31.4161 South, depth = 19.73 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/09/15 / 2015-09-16 23:32:24 / September 16, 2015 @ 11:32 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.73 km (12 miles). The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:32:24 / 6:32 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10003itw. Event ids that are associated: us10003itw. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and eighty-two, in the last 10 days two hundred and eighty-two, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-six 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. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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