A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) strikes 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Santa Cruz in Chile on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 03:53:55 / 3:53 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.39 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us7000djni. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000djni. Exact location, longitude -71.7907° West, latitude -34.7907° South, depth = 36.39 km. Global time and date of event 16/03/21 / 2021-03-16 03:53:55 / March 16, 2021 @ 3:53 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Rengo, San Javier, San Clemente (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Rengo (c. 38 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from San Vicente (c. 22 600 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days seventeen 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. 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: 42 km WSW of Santa Cruz, Chile.
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