A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Vallenar in Chile. The temblor was picked up at 04:20:46 / 4:20 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 21.6 km (13 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/09/20 / 2020-09-01 04:20:46 / September 1, 2020 @ 4:20 am. Exact location of earthquake, -71.1656° West, -27.9529° South, depth 21.6 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us7000bhty. Event ids that are associated: us7000bhty.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Copiapó, Vallenar. Epicenter of the event was 105 km (65 miles) from Copiapó (c. 129 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourty-four, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days sixty-five 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 79 km NNW of Vallenar, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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