A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The temblor was detected at 07:06:13 / 7:06 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.09 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10003pvh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003pvh. Exact time and date of earthquake 20/10/15 / 2015-10-20 10:06:13 / October 20, 2015 @ 10:06 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -71.5235 West, latitude -30.7828 South, depth = 35.09 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Illapel, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 37 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile.
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