A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from La Serena in Chile. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49.55 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/10/20 / 2020-10-28 15:39:19 / October 28, 2020 @ 3:39 pm. Event id: us7000c6vl. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000c6vl. The temblor was picked up at 15:39:19 / 3:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -71.2652 West, latitude -29.316 South, depth = 49.55 km.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coquimbo, La Serena (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 65 km N of La Serena, Chile.
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