A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. The temblor was detected at 16:54:22 / 4:54 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us20003kyy. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003kyy. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.19 km (20 miles). Exact location of event, depth 32.19 km, -71.7473° West, -29.8718° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 21:54:22 / September 17, 2015 @ 9:54 pm.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 40 km (25 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety-two, in the last 10 days ninety-three, in the past 30 days ninety-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km WNW of Coquimbo, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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