A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/09/15 / 2015-09-16 23:09:22 / September 16, 2015 @ 11:09 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -71.6708° West, -31.5063° South, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us10003itv. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003itv. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:09:22 / 8:09 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, La Ligua, Ovalle. Earthquake epicenter was 110 km (68 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 113 km (70 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three hundred and two, in the last 10 days three hundred and two, in the past 30 days three hundred and two and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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