A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from La Serena in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 10:57:31 / 10:57 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 41.15 km (26 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/08/18 / 2018-08-28 14:57:31 / August 28, 2018 @ 2:57 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -71.3331° West, -29.6965° South, depth 41.15 km. Unique identifier: us1000gixd. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000gixd.
The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, Coquimbo, La Serena. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km NNW of La Serena, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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