A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 25 kilometers (16 miles) from La Serena in Chile on Friday. The temblor was reported at 20:50:41 / 8:50 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/12/16 / 2016-12-24 00:50:41 / December 24, 2016 @ 12:50 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007mef. Unique identifier: us10007mef. Exact location of earthquake, -71.209° West, -29.68° South, depth 70.6 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 70.6 km (44 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 33 km (20 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, Coquimbo, La Serena (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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