A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.98 km (19 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/07/16 / 2016-07-18 08:59:42 / July 18, 2016 @ 8:59 am. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:59:42 / 4:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20006fhz. Event ids that are associated: us20006fhz. Exact location of earthquake, -71.7858° West, -30.3748° South, depth 29.98 km.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, La Serena, Coquimbo. Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (39 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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