A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 18:44:51 / December 18, 2019 @ 6:44 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:44:51 / 2:44 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 40.56 km (25 miles). Event id: us60006tb2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006tb2. Exact location of event, depth 40.56 km, -71.3623° West, -30.0203° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 8 km (5 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, Ovalle, Vicuña (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days eighty-one 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 7 km SSW of Coquimbo, Chile.
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