A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Global time and date of event 24/02/16 / 2016-02-24 17:02:04 / February 24, 2016 @ 5:02 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -71.6986° West, latitude -29.9393° South, depth = 25.98 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.98 km (16 miles). The temblor was reported at 12:02:04 / 12:02 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10004scj. Event ids that are associated: us10004scj.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, Ovalle, La Serena.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 34 km W of Coquimbo, Chile.
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