A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The temblor was detected at 20:33:56 / 8:33 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10003j7h. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003j7h. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 45 km (28 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 23:33:56 / September 17, 2015 @ 11:33 pm. Exact location of event, depth 45 km, -71.382° West, -31.028° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel, Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 51 km (31 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and fourty-nine, in the last 10 days two hundred and fifty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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