A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 237 km WSW of Hanga Roa, Chile (147 miles). Exact location, longitude -111.6002° West, latitude -28.0821° South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006rki. Id of event: us10006rki. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/09/16 / 2016-09-22 08:48:10 / September 22, 2016 @ 8:48 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:48:10 / 1:48 am (local time epicenter).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 237 km WSW of Hanga Roa, Chile.
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