A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 127 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile (79 miles) on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was reported at 21:02:00 / 9:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -72.5983° West, latitude -30.3066° South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/09/15 / 2015-09-18 02:02:00 / September 18, 2015 @ 2:02 am UTC/GMT. Unique identifier: us10003jh9. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003jh9.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one hundred and twelve, in the last 10 days one hundred and fifteen, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 127 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile.
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