A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 74 kilometers (46 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Wednesday. Id of earthquake: us10003ity. Event ids that are associated: us10003ity. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.81 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 20:54:33 / 8:54 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.7095 West, latitude -31.1114 South, depth = 33.81 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/09/15 / 2015-09-16 23:54:33 / September 16, 2015 @ 11:54 pm.
Event epicenter was 75 km (46 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, Illapel, Ovalle. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and seventy, in the last 10 days two hundred and seventy, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 74 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.
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