A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 141 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile (88 miles). Id of earthquake: us20003m4u. Event ids that are associated: us20003m4u. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -72.6531° West, -30.8477° South. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:40:33 / 2:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/09/15 / 2015-09-20 07:40:33 / September 20, 2015 @ 7:40 am.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and fourty-one, in the last 10 days two hundred and fifty, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 141 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile.
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