A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Friday. The temblor was reported at 22:16:58 / 10:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.39 West, latitude -30.2246 South, depth = 43.81 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.81 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jcrf. Id of event: us1000jcrf. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/03/19 / 2019-03-09 02:16:58 / March 9, 2019 @ 2:16 am.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days seventy-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 30 km S of Coquimbo, Chile.
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