A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:44:58 / 5:44 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.596° West, -30.8227° South, depth 37.47 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20003paw. Unique identifier: us20003paw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.47 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/09/15 / 2015-09-26 08:44:58 / September 26, 2015 @ 8:44 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Ovalle. Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 45 km (28 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been ninety, in the last 10 days three hundred and fifteen, in the past 30 days three hundred and sixteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 45 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile.
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