A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 86 kilometers (53 miles) from La Serena in Chile on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 07:02:00 / 7:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -71.4603° West, latitude -29.1496° South, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 30/05/20 / 2020-05-30 07:02:00 / May 30, 2020 @ 7:02 am. Id of earthquake: us6000a2he. Event ids that are associated: us6000a2he.
Earthquake epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vallenar, Coquimbo, La Serena.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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: 86 km NNW of La Serena, Chile.
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