A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Saturday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/09/15 / 2015-09-19 05:47:49 / September 19, 2015 @ 5:47 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us20003lr1. Unique identifier: us20003lr1. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.87 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -71.8805 West, latitude -30.8757 South, depth = 18.87 km. The temblor was detected at 02:47:49 / 2:47 am (local time epicenter).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 72 km (45 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and ninety-seven, in the last 10 days three hundred and twenty-two, in the past 30 days three hundred and twenty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 72 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile.
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