A earthquake with magnitude 6.3 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.6198 West, latitude -30.634 South, depth = 31.53 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 00:33:05 / February 10, 2016 @ 12:33 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31.53 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004z5b. Id of event: us20004z5b. The temblor was detected at 21:33:05 / 9:33 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel, Vicuña, La Serena (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 119 km (74 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 135 quakes in the world. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 40 km W of Ovalle, Chile.
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