A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Diego de Almagro in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -70.0226 West, latitude -26.4526 South, depth = 72.92 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 72.92 km (45 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20005iy5. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005iy5. The temblor was reported at 03:05:24 / 3:05 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/04/16 / 2016-04-16 06:05:24 / April 16, 2016 @ 6:05 am.
Event epicenter was 106 km (66 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop), 10 km (6 miles) from Diego de Almagro (c. 18 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copiapó, Diego de Almagro (min 5000 pop). Close 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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