A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Unique identifier: us20004z5r. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004z5r. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.6441 West, latitude -30.6056 South, depth = 31.69 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 00:47:09 / February 10, 2016 @ 12:47 am UTC/GMT. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:47:09 / 9:47 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 31.69 km (20 miles).
Event epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 42 km W of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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