Chile Rocked By 5.3 Magnitude Earthquake

38km SW of Ovalle, Chile

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006hfj. Id of event: us20006hfj. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 37.87 km (24 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.5205 West, latitude -30.8021 South, depth = 37.87 km. Global time and date of event 25/07/16 / 2016-07-25 14:59:29 / July 25, 2016 @ 2:59 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 10:59:29 / 10:59 am (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 96 km (60 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 103 km (64 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Illapel, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Every 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 two, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days five hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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