A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, -71.5579° West, -30.3525° South, depth 40.55 km. Unique identifier: us20004vly. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004vly. The epicenter was at a depth of 40.55 km (25 miles). The 5.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:07:15 / 5:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/01/16 / 2016-01-29 20:07:15 / January 29, 2016 @ 8:07 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 49 km (31 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, Monte Patria, La Serena (min 5000 pop). 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. 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 eleven and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 43 km NW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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