A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -71.408 West, latitude -30.714 South, depth = 46.8 km. The temblor was detected at 18:46:27 / 6:46 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 21:46:27 / September 17, 2015 @ 9:46 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.8 km (29 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jap. Id of event: us10003jap.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and fourty-eight, in the last 10 days two hundred and fourty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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