A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -71.4048° West, latitude -30.7753° South, depth = 40.85 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20003pas. Id of event: us20003pas. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 40.85 km (25 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 26/09/15 / 2015-09-26 08:19:37 / September 26, 2015 @ 8:19 am. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:19:37 / 5:19 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 28 km (17 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-three, in the last 10 days two hundred and sixty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and sixty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 27 km SW of Ovalle, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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