A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 76 kilometers (47 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Global time and date of event 30/09/15 / 2015-09-30 12:30:39 / September 30, 2015 @ 12:30 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 13.52 km (8 miles). Exact location, longitude -71.9074° West, latitude -30.9116° South, depth = 13.52 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:30:39 / 9:30 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10003j2p. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003j2p.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ovalle.
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixty-four, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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