A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Monday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003mxb. Unique identifier: us10003mxb. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.8274 West, latitude -31.1843 South, depth = 25.06 km. Global time and date of event 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 03:31:32 / October 12, 2015 @ 3:31 am UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:31:32 / 12:31 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.06 km (16 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Ovalle, Illapel.
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days three hundred and thirteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 80 km NW of Illapel, Chile.
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