A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 141 km W of Ovalle, Chile (88 miles) on Wednesday. Unique identifier: us20003ni9. Ids that are associated to the event: us20003ni9. Global time and date of event 23/09/15 / 2015-09-23 21:58:51 / September 23, 2015 @ 9:58 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 16:58:51 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.6716 West, latitude -30.6048 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty, in the last 10 days two hundred and four, in the past 30 days two hundred and four and in the last 365 days two hundred and twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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