A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) strikes 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 6.64 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 5.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:54:12 / 7:54 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 12:54:12 / August 12, 2017 @ 12:54 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 6.64 km, -72.2632° West, -30.2391° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a7kk. Unique identifier: us2000a7kk.
The epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 104 km (65 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 110 km (68 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle, La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 94 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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