Chile Continues To Experience Seismic Unrest

Earthquake location -35.5845S, -72.9856W

A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Constitucion in Chile. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 28/01/19 / 2019-01-28 09:00:45 / January 28, 2019 @ 9:00 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -72.9856° West, latitude -35.5845° South, depth = 10 km. The 5.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:00:45 / 4:00 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000j9mr. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000j9mr.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 59 km (37 miles) from Constitución (c. 37 900 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Cauquenes (c. 31 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cauquenes, Constitución (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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