A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Event id: us7000d0k5. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d0k5. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/01/21 / 2021-01-16 03:53:36 / January 16, 2021 @ 3:53 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 62.2 km (39 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:53:36 / 3:53 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.4708° West, -31.0355° South, depth 62.2 km.
Epicenter of the event was 55 km (34 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 62 km (38 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Illapel, Monte Patria.
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. 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 five and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 54 km SSW of Ovalle, Chile.
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