A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/09/17 / 2017-09-18 13:46:56 / September 18, 2017 @ 1:46 pm. The 5.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:46:56 / 8:46 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -72.1346 West, latitude -31.82 South, depth = 10 km. 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). Id of earthquake: us2000apwd. Event ids that are associated: us2000apwd.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamanca, La Ligua, Illapel (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 110 km (69 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 111 km (69 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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