A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 103 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile (64 miles) on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007cmq. Id of event: us10007cmq. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:54:55 / 7:54 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/11/16 / 2016-11-27 00:54:55 / November 27, 2016 @ 12:54 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -72.3118° West, -30.366° South, depth 10 km.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 103 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile.
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