A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, -71.8364° West, -31.4953° South, depth 27.9 km. Global time and date of event 06/04/16 / 2016-04-06 17:35:38 / April 6, 2016 @ 5:35 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 12:35:38 / 12:35 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005fvy. Unique identifier: us20005fvy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27.9 km (17 miles).
Event epicenter was 65 km (40 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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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: 65 km WNW of Illapel, Chile.
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