A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Friday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 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). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:45:39 / 7:45 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003mg9. Id of event: us10003mg9. Exact time and date of earthquake 09/10/15 / 2015-10-09 12:45:39 / October 9, 2015 @ 12:45 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -72.1298° West, -30.1709° South.
Epicenter of the event was 80 km (50 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty-three and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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