A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -71.3978 West, latitude -31.0348 South, depth = 43.21 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 43.21 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/04/17 / 2017-04-13 03:42:53 / April 13, 2017 @ 3:42 am. Unique identifier: us10008h52. Ids that are associated to the event: us10008h52. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:42:53 / 11:42 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamanca, Illapel, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 52 km (32 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 51 km SSW of Ovalle, Chile.
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