A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004x4m. Id of event: us20004x4m. Exact location of event, longitude -71.7303 West, latitude -31.0364 South, depth = 27.47 km. The temblor was reported at 14:55:01 / 2:55 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27.47 km (17 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/02/16 / 2016-02-04 17:55:01 / February 4, 2016 @ 5:55 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel, Monte Patria, Ovalle. Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days five hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 70 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.
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