A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Exact location of event, depth 18.85 km, -72.0488° West, -30.3933° South. The temblor was detected at 03:28:56 / 3:28 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18.85 km (12 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006p86. Id of event: us10006p86. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/09/16 / 2016-09-13 08:28:56 / September 13, 2016 @ 8:28 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Ovalle, Coquimbo. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-two 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 83 km SW of Coquimbo, Chile.
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