A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 150 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile (93 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jhb. Id of event: us10003jhb. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -72.694° West, -31.023° South, depth 25.97 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/09/15 / 2015-09-18 02:44:55 / September 18, 2015 @ 2:44 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 25.97 km (16 miles). The temblor was reported at 21:44:55 / 9:44 pm (local time epicenter).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and eleven, in the last 10 days two hundred and twenty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 150 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile.
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