A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The temblor was reported at 19:59:45 / 7:59 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/09/15 / 2015-09-30 22:59:45 / September 30, 2015 @ 10:59 pm. Event id: us10003jdf. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jdf. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.5248 West, latitude -30.7603 South, depth = 37.22 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.22 km (23 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days sixty-nine, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-two 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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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 35 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile.
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