A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Saturday. The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:12:36 / 9:12 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us70007uzl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70007uzl. 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 35 km (22 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.7317 West, latitude -30.4239 South, depth = 35 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 23/02/20 / 2020-02-23 01:12:36 / February 23, 2020 @ 1:12 am.
Event epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 54 km WNW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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