A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -72.1973 West, latitude -29.9182 South, depth = 10 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 11/03/17 / 2017-03-11 15:15:36 / March 11, 2017 @ 3:15 pm. Unique identifier: us100088ex. Ids that are associated to the event: us100088ex. The temblor was detected at 10:15:36 / 10:15 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 83 km (51 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days ninety-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 82 km W of Coquimbo, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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