A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 142 km W of Ovalle, Chile (88 miles). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 32.1 km (20 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20003lnh. Unique identifier: us20003lnh. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:37:54 / 7:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.6855 West, latitude -30.7146 South, depth = 32.1 km. Global time and date of event 19/09/15 / 2015-09-19 00:37:54 / September 19, 2015 @ 12:37 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
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 one hundred and fourty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and ninety-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and three 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 142 km W of Ovalle, Chile.
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