A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was reported 9 kilometers (6 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Monday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 11:38:38 / April 18, 2016 @ 11:38 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:38:38 / 8:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -71.1747 West, latitude -31.7154 South, depth = 39.42 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.42 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us20005jgy. Unique identifier: us20005jgy.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 9 km (6 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Ligua, Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. 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: 9 km S of Illapel, Chile.
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