A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Puente Alto in Chile on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -69.8723° West, latitude -33.5218° South, depth = 127.45 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:10:59 / 9:10 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70009p3k. Id of event: us70009p3k. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 127.45 km (79 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 23/05/20 / 2020-05-23 13:10:59 / May 23, 2020 @ 1:10 pm.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was El Monte, Machalí, Los Andes. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 72 km (45 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop), 80 km (49 miles) from Lo Prado (c. 104 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from Peñaflor (c. 65 500 pop), 102 km (63 miles) from Los Andes (c. 56 900 pop).
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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days eleven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 66 km E of Puente Alto, Chile.
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