A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 30.21 km (19 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -71.5703° West, -30.5696° South, depth 30.21 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:33:09 / 2:33 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 19/02/16 / 2016-02-19 05:33:09 / February 19, 2016 @ 5:33 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10004qzj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004qzj.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, La Serena, Coquimbo. The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty and in the last 365 days four hundred and seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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