A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -71.6311 West, latitude -30.1794 South, depth = 24.03 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.03 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:27:15 / 6:27 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20004w0u. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004w0u. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/01/16 / 2016-01-30 09:27:15 / January 30, 2016 @ 9:27 am UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 38 km (23 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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