A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was reported 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Monday. The temblor was detected at 01:37:03 / 1:37 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/02/16 / 2016-02-22 06:37:03 / February 22, 2016 @ 6:37 am. Event id: us10004rn7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004rn7. Exact location, longitude -72.063° West, latitude -30.4623° South, depth = 10.15 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.15 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 109 km (68 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 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 one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 84 km W of Ovalle, Chile.
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