A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 05:40:30 / 5:40 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 19/09/15 / 2015-09-19 08:40:30 / September 19, 2015 @ 8:40 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us20003lsa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003lsa. Exact location, longitude -71.8991° West, latitude -30.8544° South, depth = 24.61 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.61 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Epicenter of the event was 73 km (45 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ovalle.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and eleven, in the last 10 days three hundred and fourty-one, in the past 30 days three hundred and fourty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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