A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 07:02:05 / February 16, 2017 @ 7:02 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 02:02:05 / 2:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -72.0713° West, -30.1647° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008k59. Id of event: us20008k59.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle, La Serena, Coquimbo. The epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 73 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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