A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 04:24:35 / 4:24 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003lrk. Id of event: us20003lrk. Exact location of earthquake, -71.3994° West, -30.2871° South, depth 41.25 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 41.25 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global time and date of event 19/09/15 / 2015-09-19 07:24:35 / September 19, 2015 @ 7:24 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 38 km (23 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, Monte Patria, La Serena.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and seventeen, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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