A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes Coquimbo, Chile kilometers (0 miles) from Coquimbo, Chile on Thursday. Exact location of event, depth 34.13 km, -71.4131° West, -30.7211° South. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:24:14 / 5:24 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us1000i3ak. Event ids that are associated: us1000i3ak. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.13 km (21 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 06/12/18 / 2018-12-06 05:24:14 / December 6, 2018 @ 5:24 am.
Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (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 five and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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