A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.51 km (16 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -71.716 West, latitude -29.9932 South, depth = 25.51 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000h437. Unique identifier: us1000h437. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/09/18 / 2018-09-28 22:02:57 / September 28, 2018 @ 10:02 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:02:57 / 5:02 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle, La Serena, Coquimbo. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 36 km W of Coquimbo, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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