A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us70006sd8. Event ids that are associated: us70006sd8. Exact location of event, depth 33.27 km, -71.5836° West, -30.2498° South. Global time and date of event 30/12/19 / 2019-12-30 08:02:55 / December 30, 2019 @ 8:02 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.27 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 04:02:55 / 4:02 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 40 km (25 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
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 earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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