A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Tome in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -73.1593 West, latitude -36.162 South, depth = 28.54 km. Global time and date of event 17/03/20 / 2020-03-17 08:12:02 / March 17, 2020 @ 8:12 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.54 km (18 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008gzt. Id of event: us60008gzt. The 5.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:12:02 / 3:12 am (local time epicenter).
The epicenter was 63 km (39 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 107 km (66 miles) from Chillán (c. 150 400 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Tomé (c. 46 700 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Penco (c. 46 100 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was San Carlos, Chillán, Lota.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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