A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 01:52:15 / 1:52 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70008ez4. Event ids that are associated: us70008ez4. Exact location of event, longitude -71.9266 West, latitude -30.5687 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/03/20 / 2020-03-24 06:52:15 / March 24, 2020 @ 6:52 am.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Monte Patria, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. 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 six and in the last 365 days sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 69 km W of Ovalle, Chile.
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