A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Vallenar in Chile on Sunday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31.92 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -71.4883° West, -28.9219° South, depth 31.92 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/02/17 / 2017-02-26 08:59:16 / February 26, 2017 @ 8:59 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us20008mhp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008mhp. The temblor was detected at 04:59:16 / 4:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vallenar. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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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. 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: 81 km WSW of Vallenar, Chile.
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