A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us600040ir. Event ids that are associated: us600040ir. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -71.4472° West, -30.4286° South. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:50:10 / 6:50 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/06/19 / 2019-06-13 22:50:10 / June 13, 2019 @ 10:50 pm.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, La Serena, Monte Patria. Earthquake epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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 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: 30 km NW of Ovalle, Chile.
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