A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 07/10/15 / 2015-10-07 19:35:17 / October 7, 2015 @ 7:35 pm UTC/GMT. Event id: us10003kzs. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003kzs. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -71.4616 West, latitude -30.8106 South, depth = 40 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:35:17 / 4:35 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 34 km (21 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and ten and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 34 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.
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