A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 298 km W of Puerto Chacabuco, Chile (185 miles). Global time and date of event 18/08/17 / 2017-08-18 20:31:50 / August 18, 2017 @ 8:31 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a9je. Unique identifier: us2000a9je. Exact location of earthquake, -76.6385° West, -45.5221° South, depth 10 km. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:31:50 / 3:31 pm (local time epicenter).
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 two and in the last 365 days five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 298 km W of Puerto Chacabuco, Chile.
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