A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 53.94 km (34 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 21/11/20 / 2020-11-21 02:11:47 / November 21, 2020 @ 2:11 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 02:11:47 / 2:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -71.5046° West, latitude -30.9017° South, depth = 53.94 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000cr45. Unique identifier: us6000cr45.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Salamanca, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 107 km (66 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 114 km (71 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 44 km (28 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 110 km (69 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 44 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.
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