A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 12 kilometers (7 miles) from La Serena in Chile. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/11/20 / 2020-11-18 05:31:39 / November 18, 2020 @ 5:31 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 32.24 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000cpqh. Unique identifier: us6000cpqh. Exact location of event, longitude -71.1412 West, latitude -29.8463 South, depth = 32.24 km. The temblor was picked up at 05:31:39 / 5:31 am (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ovalle, Vicuña, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 23 km (14 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 12 km (8 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 12 km ENE of La Serena, Chile.
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