A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 80 kilometers (50 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. The temblor was detected at 12:39:17 / 12:39 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 16/03/20 / 2020-03-16 17:39:17 / March 16, 2020 @ 5:39 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60008gmh. Id of event: us60008gmh. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.9742 West, latitude -29.4811 South, depth = 10 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 81 km (50 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo. Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 80 km NW of Coquimbo, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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