A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 15/08/17 / 2017-08-15 19:03:21 / August 15, 2017 @ 7:03 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a8iw. Unique identifier: us2000a8iw. Exact location of event, depth 4.93 km, -72.1849° West, -29.9835° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 4.93 km (3 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:03:21 / 2:03 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop).
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 four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 81 km W of Coquimbo, Chile.
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