A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 48 kilometers (30 miles) from La Serena in Chile on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -71.0331° West, -29.5197° South, depth 41 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41 km (25 miles). The temblor was reported at 01:25:59 / 1:25 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/04/16 / 2016-04-18 04:25:59 / April 18, 2016 @ 4:25 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us20005jdf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005jdf.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, Coquimbo, La Serena. Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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