A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Talca in Chile on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -71.9628° West, -35.0098° South, depth 42.79 km. Id of earthquake: us20004grc. Event ids that are associated: us20004grc. The temblor was detected at 12:08:58 / 12:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/12/15 / 2015-12-12 15:08:58 / December 12, 2015 @ 3:08 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 42.79 km (27 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (34 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Linares (c. 69 500 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from San Vicente (c. 22 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was San Vicente, Linares, Chimbarongo (min 5000 pop).
Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 54 km NNW of Talca, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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