A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) strikes 63 kilometers (39 miles) from La Serena in Chile on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.8 km (27 miles). Exact location, longitude -71.214° West, latitude -29.3296° South, depth = 43.8 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/10/20 / 2020-10-28 14:53:10 / October 28, 2020 @ 2:53 pm. The temblor was reported at 14:53:10 / 2:53 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us7000c6u9. Event ids that are associated: us7000c6u9.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vallenar, Vicuña, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 70 km (44 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. 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: 63 km N of La Serena, Chile.
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