A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000d7in. Unique identifier: us2000d7in. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.39 km (23 miles). Exact location, longitude -71.6805° West, latitude -29.7236° South, depth = 36.39 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 17:34:12 / 5:34 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/02/18 / 2018-02-24 22:34:12 / February 24, 2018 @ 10:34 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop).
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 five and in the last 365 days fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km NW of Coquimbo, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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