A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -72.0228 West, latitude -29.9127 South, depth = 14.27 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 14.27 km (9 miles). Id of earthquake: us600055ei. Event ids that are associated: us600055ei. Global time and date of event 15/08/19 / 2019-08-15 14:23:41 / August 15, 2019 @ 2:23 pm UTC/GMT. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:23:41 / 9:23 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo.
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 one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 65 km W of Coquimbo, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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