A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was reported 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -71.8146° West, -31.1679° South, depth 23.23 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 23.23 km (14 miles). The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:15:19 / 12:15 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003mxa. Unique identifier: us10003mxa. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 03:15:19 / October 12, 2015 @ 3:15 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Monte Patria, Ovalle. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 105 km (66 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty-seven, in the past 30 days three hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 80 km NW of Illapel, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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