A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Wednesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). The temblor was picked up at 20:54:33 / 8:54 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000bdm3. Id of event: us6000bdm3. Exact location of event, depth 35 km, -72.0495° West, -30.184° South. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/08/20 / 2020-08-12 20:54:33 / August 12, 2020 @ 8:54 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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