A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Event id: us1000ghwz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000ghwz. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 48.67 km (30 miles). Global time and date of event 27/08/18 / 2018-08-27 09:16:04 / August 27, 2018 @ 9:16 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 48.67 km, -71.5113° West, -29.7435° South. The temblor was picked up at 05:16:04 / 5:16 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle, Vicuña, La Serena (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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