A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004gas. Id of event: us20004gas. Exact location of earthquake, -72.038° West, -30.4154° South, depth 15.53 km. Global time and date of event 11/12/15 / 2015-12-11 00:18:37 / December 11, 2015 @ 12:18 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 19:18:37 / 7:18 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.53 km (10 miles).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days seventeen, in the past 30 days fourty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 82 km WNW of Ovalle, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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