A earthquake with magnitude 6.8 (ml/mb) was reported 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Saturday. The temblor was detected 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). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 53.5 km (33 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -71.611° West, -30.053° South, depth 53.5 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/01/19 / 2019-01-20 01:32:49 / January 20, 2019 @ 1:32 am. Unique identifier: pt19020000. Ids that are associated to the event: pt19020000.
The epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Vicuña, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
There are an estimated 135 earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 6.0 to 6.9 may cause a lot of damage in very populated areas.
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