A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, -72.1749° West, -30.3572° South, depth 10 km. Unique identifier: us10003j8x. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003j8x. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 00:35:25 / 12:35 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 05:35:25 / September 17, 2015 @ 5:35 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo. Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eighty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 91 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile.
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