A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005eg7. Id of event: us20005eg7. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/04/16 / 2016-04-04 12:32:44 / April 4, 2016 @ 12:32 pm. The temblor was reported at 09:32:44 / 9:32 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 23.03 km (14 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -71.8116° West, -31.2403° South, depth 23.03 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, Salamanca, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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 NW of Illapel, Chile.
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