A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 39.51 km (25 miles). Event id: us20003kiz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003kiz. Exact location of event, depth 39.51 km, -71.4657° West, -30.765° South. The temblor was reported at 05:00:06 / 5:00 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 08:00:06 / September 17, 2015 @ 8:00 am UTC/GMT.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eighty-four, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 31 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.
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