A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.6282 West, latitude -29.7921 South, depth = 24.25 km. Event id: us6000d6id. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d6id. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 07/01/21 / 2021-01-07 18:19:09 / January 7, 2021 @ 6:19 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:19:09 / 6:19 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 24.25 km (15 miles).
Epicenter of the event was 33 km (21 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop).
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 three and in the last 365 days fifty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 33 km WNW of Coquimbo, Chile.
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