A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. The temblor was reported at 21:56:14 / 9:56 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006s84. Id of event: us10006s84. Exact location, longitude -71.6931° West, latitude -29.8407° South, depth = 29.74 km. Global time and date of event 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 02:56:14 / September 24, 2016 @ 2:56 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29.74 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo. Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (23 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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