A minor earthquake magnitude 3.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -71.2937 West, latitude -30.2248 South, depth = 39.64 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/03/19 / 2019-03-09 17:06:48 / March 9, 2019 @ 5:06 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.64 km (25 miles). Event id: us1000jcyi. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000jcyi. The temblor was reported at 13:06:48 / 1:06 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Vicuña, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 31 km (19 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days seventy-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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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