A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) was reported 38 kilometers (24 miles) from La Serena in Chile on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 61.89 km (38 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/05/20 / 2020-05-06 06:36:52 / May 6, 2020 @ 6:36 am. Id of earthquake: us70009awg. Event ids that are associated: us70009awg. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.4779 West, latitude -29.6191 South, depth = 61.89 km. The 5.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:36:52 / 2:36 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, Coquimbo, La Serena (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 39 km (25 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 38 km NW of La Serena, Chile.
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