A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -72.0697° West, -29.8574° South, depth 9.63 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:04:53 / 4:04 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 9.63 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100073b4. Id of event: us100073b4. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/10/16 / 2016-10-31 21:04:53 / October 31, 2016 @ 9:04 pm.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop).
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 one hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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: 70 km W of Coquimbo, Chile.
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