A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes off the coast of Bio-Bio, Chile (0 miles) on Saturday. The temblor was detected at 09:42:33 / 9:42 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/01/16 / 2016-01-16 09:42:33 / January 16, 2016 @ 9:42 am. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -75.2493° West, -37.9622° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004f1m. Unique identifier: us10004f1m. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
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 one and in the last 365 days nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: off the coast of Bio-Bio, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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