A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29.91 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/01/16 / 2016-01-10 13:33:36 / January 10, 2016 @ 1:33 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -71.6209° West, -31.3485° South, depth 29.91 km. Event id: us10004db0. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004db0. The temblor was picked up at 10:33:36 / 10:33 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Ovalle, Salamanca (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 53 km NW of Illapel, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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