A earthquake magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Saturday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/01/19 / 2019-01-20 01:32:49 / January 20, 2019 @ 1:32 am. The temblor was reported at 21:32:49 / 9:32 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has been issued near Coquimbo in Chile (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: pt19020000, at00pllwap. Id of event: at00pllwap. Exact location, longitude -71.6° West, latitude -30.1° South, depth = 54 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 54 km (34 miles).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, Vicuña, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 30 km (19 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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