A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 04:39:17 / 4:39 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 07:39:17 / September 17, 2015 @ 7:39 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.98 km (20 miles). Unique identifier: us10003k0g. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003k0g. Exact location of event, longitude -71.6453 West, latitude -30.824 South, depth = 32.98 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 49 km (31 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and five, in the last 10 days two hundred and six, in the past 30 days two hundred and six and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-four 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 49 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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