5.1 Magnitude Earthquake In Chile

26km SW of Illapel, Chile

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 44.51 km (28 miles). The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:51:12 / 8:51 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 44.51 km, -71.3861° West, -31.781° South. 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: us2000676p. Unique identifier: us2000676p. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/06/16 / 2016-06-27 12:51:12 / June 27, 2016 @ 12:51 pm.

Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Ligua, Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

Original Article:http://www.earthquakenewstoday.com/2016/06/27/moderate-earthquake-5-1-mag-was-detected-near-illapel-in-chile-5/

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