A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 03:11:28 / January 8, 2016 @ 3:11 am. The temblor was picked up at 22:11:28 / 10:11 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.1722 West, latitude -29.6625 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004cam. Id of event: us10004cam. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo. The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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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: 86 km WNW of Coquimbo, Chile.
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