A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 17.94 km (11 miles). Global time and date of event 19/09/15 / 2015-09-19 05:12:23 / September 19, 2015 @ 5:12 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 00:12:23 / 12:12 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10003jul. Event ids that are associated: us10003jul. Exact location of event, longitude -71.9631 West, latitude -29.7445 South, depth = 17.94 km.
Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been seventy-seven, in the last 10 days ninety-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and one and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 64 km WNW of Coquimbo, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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