A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Friday. Unique identifier: us20003l4j. Ids that are associated to the event: us20003l4j. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.23 km (8 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/09/15 / 2015-09-18 07:05:24 / September 18, 2015 @ 7:05 am. The temblor was detected at 02:05:24 / 2:05 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.0453 West, latitude -30.4107 South, depth = 13.23 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop).
Each 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 one hundred and fifty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and seventy-eight, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 83 km WNW of Ovalle, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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