A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 104 kilometers (65 miles) from Vallenar in Chile. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 10/09/18 / 2018-09-10 08:24:11 / September 10, 2018 @ 8:24 am. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:24:11 / 3:24 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000hbtu. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000hbtu. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.8113 West, latitude -28.7518 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred 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).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vallenar. Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 104 km (65 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop).
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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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: 104 km WSW of Vallenar, Chile.
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