A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Friday. Id of earthquake: us10008dmt. Event ids that are associated: us10008dmt. Exact location of event, depth 45.75 km, -71.4078° West, -30.7671° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/03/17 / 2017-03-31 18:44:40 / March 31, 2017 @ 6:44 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 14:44:40 / 2:44 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.75 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, Illapel, La Serena (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 105 km (65 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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