A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 05:02:44 / 5:02 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 30/01/16 / 2016-01-30 10:02:44 / January 30, 2016 @ 10:02 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20004wwh. Unique identifier: us20004wwh. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.9467 West, latitude -29.4442 South, depth = 10 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 81 km NW of Coquimbo, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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