A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Illapel in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.95 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 18:24:45 / 6:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/10/15 / 2015-10-24 21:24:45 / October 24, 2015 @ 9:24 pm UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003r82. Id of event: us10003r82. Exact location, longitude -71.4613° West, latitude -31.4403° South, depth = 47.95 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ovalle, Monte Patria, Salamanca (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 97 km (60 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days eighty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 35 km NW of Illapel, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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