A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. 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 16.63 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 15:44:57 / 3:44 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/09/17 / 2017-09-18 20:44:57 / September 18, 2017 @ 8:44 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -72.084° West, -30.3511° South, depth 16.63 km. Id of earthquake: us2000aq9e. Event ids that are associated: us2000aq9e.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop).
Each 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 one and in the last 365 days sixty-four 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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