A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 47 kilometers (29 miles) from Vicuna in Chile on Wednesday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/09/18 / 2018-09-26 19:13:01 / September 26, 2018 @ 7:13 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 96.93 km (60 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000h2w1. Id of event: us1000h2w1. Exact location of event, longitude -70.5709 West, latitude -29.6214 South, depth = 96.93 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:13:01 / 3:13 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coquimbo, La Serena, Vicuña (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 47 km NNE of Vicuna, Chile.
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