A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from La Serena in Chile on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 63.75 km (40 miles). Unique identifier: us10004sfm. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004sfm. Exact location of earthquake, -71.0809° West, -30.0599° South, depth 63.75 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:59:31 / 6:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/02/16 / 2016-02-24 21:59:31 / February 24, 2016 @ 9:59 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the event was 28 km (17 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Ovalle, Vicuña. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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