A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The temblor was reported at 02:24:40 / 2:24 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 25.85 km (16 miles). Unique identifier: us20004xzv. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004xzv. Exact location of earthquake, -71.7623° West, -31.074° South, depth 25.85 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 05:24:40 / February 5, 2016 @ 5:24 am UTC/GMT.
Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 88 km (54 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, Illapel, Ovalle.
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days five hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 75 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.
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