A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.33 km (12 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.9807 West, latitude -30.7462 South, depth = 19.33 km. Event id: us10003j8n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003j8n. The temblor was reported at 02:50:26 / 2:50 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 07:50:26 / September 17, 2015 @ 7:50 am.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 76 km (48 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and fourteen, in the last 10 days two hundred and fourteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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