A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Unique identifier: us100088n2. Ids that are associated to the event: us100088n2. Exact location, longitude -71.4592° West, latitude -30.4281° South, depth = 41.69 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 11:05:55 / 11:05 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.69 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/03/17 / 2017-03-13 15:05:55 / March 13, 2017 @ 3:05 pm.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (34 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 31 km (20 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, La Serena, Monte Patria (min 5000 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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: 31 km NW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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