A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 111 km W of Ovalle, Chile (69 miles). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 09:48:15 / 9:48 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us1000431j. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000431j. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/12/15 / 2015-12-03 14:48:15 / December 3, 2015 @ 2:48 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -72.348 West, latitude -30.4703 South, depth = 10 km.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-seven, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days eighty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 111 km W of Ovalle, Chile.
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