A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Monday. The temblor was picked up at 22:17:29 / 10:17 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008i2r. Id of event: us20008i2r. Exact location of earthquake, -72.0247° West, -29.6686° South, depth 19.57 km. Global time and date of event 07/02/17 / 2017-02-07 03:17:29 / February 7, 2017 @ 3:17 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.57 km (12 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (46 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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