A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35.79 km (22 miles). Exact location, longitude -71.6266° West, latitude -30.6664° South, depth = 35.79 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004dt3. Unique identifier: us10004dt3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 16:01:53 / 4:01 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/01/16 / 2016-01-12 19:01:53 / January 12, 2016 @ 7:01 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and nineteen 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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