A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Exact location of event, depth 11.48 km, -72.0227° West, -30.9736° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003j5n. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003j5n. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 08:16:41 / September 17, 2015 @ 8:16 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11.48 km (7 miles). The temblor was reported at 03:16:41 / 3:16 am (local time epicenter).
Nearby 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 Ovalle. Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and fifty, in the last 10 days two hundred and fifty, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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