A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Id of earthquake: us20004uml. Event ids that are associated: us20004uml. Exact location, longitude -71.9363° West, latitude -30.1543° South, depth = 11.28 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:08:54 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.28 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 09:08:54 / January 26, 2016 @ 9:08 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle, La Serena, Coquimbo. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (38 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 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 three hundred and fourty-two 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 quakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 61 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile.
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