A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 22.95 km (14 miles). Exact location of event, depth 22.95 km, -71.9624° West, -30.5641° South. The temblor was detected at 00:51:39 / 12:51 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/09/15 / 2015-09-18 05:51:39 / September 18, 2015 @ 5:51 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003jjd. Unique identifier: us10003jjd. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eighty-two, in the last 10 days two hundred and six, in the past 30 days two hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 73 km W of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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