A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/09/15 / 2015-09-21 00:05:33 / September 21, 2015 @ 12:05 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40 km (25 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:05:33 / 9:05 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -71.456° West, latitude -30.764° South, depth = 40 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003mad. Id of event: us20003mad.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and six, in the last 10 days two hundred and twenty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-eight 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. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 30 km SW of Ovalle, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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