A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Sunday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004b1h. Id of event: us10004b1h. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -72.0044° West, -29.3798° South. The temblor was reported at 12:02:23 / 12:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/01/16 / 2016-01-03 17:02:23 / January 3, 2016 @ 5:02 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo. The epicenter was 91 km (56 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 four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 90 km NW of Coquimbo, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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