A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/02/17 / 2017-02-16 00:19:20 / February 16, 2017 @ 12:19 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008k40. Unique identifier: us20008k40. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -71.3736° West, -30.052° South, depth 45.65 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:19:20 / 8:19 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.65 km (28 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 11 km (7 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 20 km (13 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Vicuña, Ovalle.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 11 km SSW of Coquimbo, Chile.
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