A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -71.54 West, latitude -30.7904 South, depth = 41.01 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:22:35 / 5:22 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 26/09/15 / 2015-09-26 08:22:35 / September 26, 2015 @ 8:22 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41.01 km (25 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003qpc. Unique identifier: us10003qpc.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, Ovalle. Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-seven, in the last 10 days two hundred and ninety-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and ninety-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 38 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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