A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 39.09 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10003j8g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003j8g. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 04:31:51 / 4:31 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -71.7331° West, latitude -31.0963° South, depth = 39.09 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 07:31:51 / September 17, 2015 @ 7:31 am.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, Illapel, Ovalle. The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 86 km (54 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 two hundred and twenty-six, in the last 10 days two hundred and twenty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-four 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.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 75 km SW of Ovalle, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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