A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Wednesday. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:08:30 / 11:08 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -72.0677° West, -29.639° South, depth 19.98 km. Unique identifier: us20004wtq. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004wtq. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.98 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/02/16 / 2016-02-03 16:08:30 / February 3, 2016 @ 4:08 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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