A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Cauquenes in Chile. Id of earthquake: us20004g1p. Event ids that are associated: us20004g1p. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/12/15 / 2015-12-10 00:09:32 / December 10, 2015 @ 12:09 am. The temblor was picked up at 21:09:32 / 9:09 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.6184 West, latitude -35.9007 South, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 102 km (63 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Chillán (c. 150 400 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Linares (c. 69 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Tomé (c. 46 700 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Penco (c. 46 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coihueco, Talca, Talcahuano. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 27 km WNW of Cauquenes, Chile.
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