A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 131 km W of Ovalle, Chile (81 miles). Exact location of event, depth 10.75 km, -72.5673° West, -30.505° South. Id of earthquake: us10003j5k. Event ids that are associated: us10003j5k. The epicenter was at a depth of 10.75 km (7 miles). The temblor was picked up at 02:27:11 / 2:27 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 07:27:11 / September 17, 2015 @ 7:27 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and twenty-seven, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-seven, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 131 km W of Ovalle, Chile.
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