A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us2000a8w4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000a8w4. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/08/17 / 2017-08-16 20:19:50 / August 16, 2017 @ 8:19 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 15:19:50 / 3:19 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11.81 km (7 miles). Exact location, longitude -72.223° West, latitude -29.8875° South, depth = 11.81 km.
Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo (min 5000 pop).
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 five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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