A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from La Serena in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 75.68 km (47 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:37:00 / 9:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.1962 West, latitude -29.5154 South, depth = 75.68 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000851q. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000851q. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 01:37:00 / February 27, 2020 @ 1:37 am.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, Coquimbo, La Serena. Event epicenter was 51 km (31 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 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 two and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 43 km N of La Serena, Chile.
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