A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Thursday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:33:17 / 1:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/09/20 / 2020-09-17 01:33:17 / September 17, 2020 @ 1:33 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bp82. Unique identifier: us7000bp82. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.5433 West, latitude -30.3119 South, depth = 35 km.
The epicenter was 44 km (28 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, Monte Patria, La Serena (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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