A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:30:53 / 9:30 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us100095tc. Unique identifier: us100095tc. Global time and date of event 02/07/17 / 2017-07-02 02:30:53 / July 2, 2017 @ 2:30 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -72.0398° West, latitude -29.69° South, depth = 29.63 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 29.63 km (18 miles).
Event epicenter was 74 km (46 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 73 km WNW of Coquimbo, Chile.
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