A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, -71.6302° West, -29.8806° South, depth 33.17 km. The temblor was detected at 07:56:28 / 7:56 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 16/04/18 / 2018-04-16 12:56:28 / April 16, 2018 @ 12:56 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33.17 km (21 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000e16u. Id of event: us2000e16u.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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