A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from La Serena in Chile. Id of earthquake: us6000ddjx. Event ids that are associated: us6000ddjx. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:56:16 / 3:56 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 01/02/21 / 2021-02-01 03:56:16 / February 1, 2021 @ 3:56 am. Exact location, longitude -71.3024° West, latitude -29.7105° South, depth = 37.9 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.9 km (24 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, Coquimbo, La Serena. Event epicenter was 27 km (17 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-five 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.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 22 km NNW of La Serena, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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