A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/10/15 / 2015-10-16 16:58:30 / October 16, 2015 @ 4:58 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -71.7343 West, latitude -30.5563 South, depth = 34.83 km. Event id: us10003p6i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003p6i. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 13:58:30 / 1:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.83 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 51 km W of Ovalle, Chile.
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