A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 8 kilometers (5 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 53.4 km (33 miles). The temblor was picked up at 10:44:50 / 10:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/06/17 / 2017-06-26 14:44:50 / June 26, 2017 @ 2:44 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 53.4 km, -71.254° West, -30.664° South. Id of earthquake: us20009pqf. Event ids that are associated: us20009pqf.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 9 km (5 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 8 km SW of Ovalle, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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