A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from Lampa in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/08/17 / 2017-08-02 07:15:13 / August 2, 2017 @ 7:15 am. Event id: us2000a3js. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a3js. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 88.16 km, -70.6355° West, -33.2088° South. The temblor was reported at 03:15:13 / 3:15 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 88.16 km (55 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Machalí, Rancagua, La Ligua (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 28 km (17 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 107 km (67 miles) from Rancagua (c. 212 700 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. Each 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 two and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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