A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/09/15 / 2015-09-27 06:27:56 / September 27, 2015 @ 6:27 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.1458 West, latitude -30.2222 South, depth = 12.38 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20003pgh. Unique identifier: us20003pgh. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:27:56 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.38 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and six and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 82 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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