A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, -71.7232° West, -30.5963° South, depth 28.62 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 28.62 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 22/05/16 / 2016-05-22 11:47:09 / May 22, 2016 @ 11:47 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005j7v. Unique identifier: us10005j7v. The temblor was detected at 07:47:09 / 7:47 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 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 four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 50 km W of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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