A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from La Serena in Chile. Global time and date of event 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 05:13:43 / August 12, 2018 @ 5:13 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000g74f. Event ids that are associated: us1000g74f. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.21 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -71.3824 West, latitude -29.7043 South, depth = 44.21 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:13:43 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km (17 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, Coquimbo, La Serena (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 three and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 25 km NNW of La Serena, Chile.
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