A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 59 kilometers (37 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The temblor was detected at 20:28:23 / 8:28 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 20.71 km (13 miles). Event id: us10003it9. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003it9. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.8037 West, latitude -30.7179 South, depth = 20.71 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/09/15 / 2015-09-16 23:28:23 / September 16, 2015 @ 11:28 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and fourty, in the last 10 days two hundred and fourty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 59 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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