A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. The temblor was picked up at 14:07:29 / 2:07 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us100088fe. Event ids that are associated: us100088fe. 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 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -72.1259° West, -29.9656° South, depth 10 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/03/17 / 2017-03-11 19:07:29 / March 11, 2017 @ 7:07 pm.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 75 km W of Coquimbo, Chile.
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