A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Exact location, longitude -72.1579° West, latitude -30.3272° South, depth = 10 km. Unique identifier: us10005ctv. Ids that are associated to the event: us10005ctv. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/05/16 / 2016-05-01 08:55:52 / May 1, 2016 @ 8:55 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:55:52 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eleven, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 88 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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