A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 19:56:17 / 7:56 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 17/12/15 / 2015-12-17 22:56:17 / December 17, 2015 @ 10:56 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -71.6185 West, latitude -30.598 South, depth = 29.42 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 29.42 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000481f. Id of event: us1000481f.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 77 km (48 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and eighty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km W of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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