A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Friday. All ids that are associated to the event: us10005cmu. Unique identifier: us10005cmu. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10.98 km, -72.0338° West, -29.7778° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/04/16 / 2016-04-30 02:49:06 / April 30, 2016 @ 2:49 am. The temblor was reported at 21:49:06 / 9:49 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 10.98 km (7 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 70 km (43 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 69 km WNW of Coquimbo, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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