A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The temblor was detected at 22:43:26 / 10:43 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26.01 km (16 miles). Event id: us20009lwp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009lwp. Exact location, longitude -71.7619° West, latitude -31.5048° South, depth = 26.01 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/06/17 / 2017-06-12 02:43:26 / June 12, 2017 @ 2:43 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ovalle, Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 114 km (71 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 six and in the last 365 days eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 58 km WNW of Illapel, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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