A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Sunday. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:00:10 / 8:00 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.74 West, latitude -30.817 South, depth = 34.9 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/09/15 / 2015-09-20 23:00:10 / September 20, 2015 @ 11:00 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 34.9 km (22 miles). Unique identifier: us20003ma2. Ids that are associated to the event: us20003ma2.
Nearby 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). Earthquake epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and thirty, in the last 10 days two hundred and eighty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. 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: 57 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile.
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