A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/07/18 / 2018-07-21 12:49:22 / July 21, 2018 @ 12:49 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 21.78 km (14 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000gb07. Unique identifier: us2000gb07. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:49:22 / 7:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.6573 West, latitude -29.8781 South, depth = 21.78 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, Ovalle, La Serena. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km WNW of Coquimbo, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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