A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 79 kilometers (49 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 18.28 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10003jal. Event ids that are associated: us10003jal. Exact location of event, depth 18.28 km, -71.9131° West, -30.9594° South. The temblor was picked up at 05:51:31 / 5:51 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 08:51:31 / September 17, 2015 @ 8:51 am.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fifty-four, in the last 10 days two hundred and fifty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 79 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile.
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