A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -71.6882° West, -29.9508° South, depth 27.17 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 29/09/17 / 2017-09-29 18:08:56 / September 29, 2017 @ 6:08 pm. The temblor was reported at 13:08:56 / 1:08 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 27.17 km (17 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000awu0. Id of event: us2000awu0.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, Ovalle, La Serena (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 33 km W of Coquimbo, Chile.
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