A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 66 kilometers (41 miles) from La Serena in Chile. The 5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:30:42 / 4:30 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 81.42 km (51 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us700046ge. Id of event: us700046ge. Exact location of event, longitude -70.916 West, latitude -29.3884 South, depth = 81.42 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/06/19 / 2019-06-28 08:30:42 / June 28, 2019 @ 8:30 am.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 75 km (47 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vallenar, Coquimbo, Vicuña (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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