A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. The temblor was picked up at 20:14:42 / 8:14 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us1000dc02. Event ids that are associated: us1000dc02. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.0156 West, latitude -30.1883 South, depth = 9.48 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 9.48 km (6 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/04/18 / 2018-04-01 01:14:42 / April 1, 2018 @ 1:14 am.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ovalle, La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (44 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 69 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile.
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