A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Friday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/02/18 / 2018-02-02 16:51:22 / February 2, 2018 @ 4:51 pm. The temblor was detected at 11:51:22 / 11:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.7706 West, latitude -30.0022 South, depth = 45.91 km. Unique identifier: us1000cede. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000cede. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 45.91 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle, La Serena, Coquimbo. Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 41 km W of Coquimbo, Chile.
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