A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.1676 West, latitude -30.4628 South, depth = 10 km. Global time and date of event 18/09/15 / 2015-09-18 08:06:28 / September 18, 2015 @ 8:06 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 03:06:28 / 3:06 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20003l50. Unique identifier: us20003l50.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and sixty-three, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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