A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 22.1 km (14 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 07/01/21 / 2021-01-07 19:19:50 / January 7, 2021 @ 7:19 pm. Exact location of event, depth 22.1 km, -71.6415° West, -29.7923° South. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:19:50 / 7:19 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000d6it. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d6it.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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