A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 104 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile (65 miles). Event id: us10004avp. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004avp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:15:44 / 9:15 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -72.2837° West, latitude -30.4197° South, depth = 10 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/01/16 / 2016-01-02 14:15:44 / January 2, 2016 @ 2:15 pm.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days thirty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 104 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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