A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.1 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -71.964° West, latitude -30.102° South, depth = 28.1 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/04/17 / 2017-04-12 20:09:49 / April 12, 2017 @ 8:09 pm. Id of earthquake: us10008h1w. Event ids that are associated: us10008h1w. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:09:49 / 3:09 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle, La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 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. 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 one hundred and nine 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.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 62 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile.
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