A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, -71.5882° West, -29.7724° South, depth 53.35 km. Event id: us1000jh4d. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jh4d. The temblor was reported at 13:06:15 / 1:06 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.35 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/03/19 / 2019-03-16 18:06:15 / March 16, 2019 @ 6:06 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ovalle, Vicuña, La Serena. Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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. 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: 30 km NW of Coquimbo, Chile.
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