A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.4 km (20 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.949 West, latitude -30.847 South, depth = 32.4 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 22/09/15 / 2015-09-22 00:56:08 / September 22, 2015 @ 12:56 am. Event id: us20003mp6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003mp6. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:56:08 / 7:56 pm (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle. Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and twenty-two, in the last 10 days three hundred, in the past 30 days three hundred and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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: 76 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile.
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