A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/05/16 / 2016-05-01 04:24:26 / May 1, 2016 @ 4:24 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 23:24:26 / 11:24 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -72.2059° West, -30.2815° South. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005ct6. Id of event: us10005ct6. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 91 km (57 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 90 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile.
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