A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from La Serena in Chile on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 05:01:07 / 5:01 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.77 km (24 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000av9i. Unique identifier: us2000av9i. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/09/17 / 2017-09-27 09:01:07 / September 27, 2017 @ 9:01 am. Exact location of earthquake, -71.3374° West, -29.45° South, depth 38.77 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, Coquimbo, La Serena. The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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