A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, offshore Coquimbo, Chile kilometers (0 miles) from offshore Coquimbo, Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 16:43:33 / 4:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -71.4988 West, latitude -29.8377 South, depth = 46.33 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007bsz. Unique identifier: us10007bsz. Global time and date of event 23/11/16 / 2016-11-23 16:43:33 / November 23, 2016 @ 4:43 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 46.33 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 20 km (12 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ovalle, Vicuña, La Serena (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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