A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from La Serena in Chile on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76.12 km (47 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/08/19 / 2019-08-19 13:49:17 / August 19, 2019 @ 1:49 pm. Unique identifier: us600056yu. Ids that are associated to the event: us600056yu. The temblor was picked up at 09:49:17 / 9:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -70.8021° West, -29.3829° South, depth 76.12 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vallenar, Coquimbo, Vicuña. Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 72 km NE of La Serena, Chile.
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