A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 15:16:11 / January 4, 2016 @ 3:16 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:16:11 / 12:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.8947 West, latitude -30.8671 South, depth = 28.5 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.5 km (18 miles). Id of earthquake: us10004b7x. Event ids that are associated: us10004b7x. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twenty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. 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: 72 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile.
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