A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.47 km (16 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003j8f. Unique identifier: us10003j8f. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 04:11:53 / 4:11 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.6832 West, latitude -30.8876 South, depth = 25.47 km. Global time and date of event 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 07:11:53 / September 17, 2015 @ 7:11 am UTC/GMT.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Ovalle.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and fifteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and fifteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 56 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.
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