A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Monday. Exact location, longitude -71.6088° West, latitude -30.1319° South, depth = 33.35 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/01/21 / 2021-01-18 05:45:57 / January 18, 2021 @ 5:45 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:45:57 / 5:45 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.35 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us7000d11h. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d11h.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (20 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Vicuña, Ovalle.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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-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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 32 km SW of Coquimbo, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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