A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from La Serena in Chile. The temblor was detected at 00:51:40 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.12 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us1000gigb. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000gigb. Exact location, longitude -71.3684° West, latitude -29.6838° South, depth = 39.12 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/08/18 / 2018-08-28 04:51:40 / August 28, 2018 @ 4:51 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ovalle, Vicuña, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 27 km NNW of La Serena, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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