A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004aph. Id of event: us10004aph. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.7693 West, latitude -30.9008 South, depth = 7.13 km. The temblor was detected at 02:46:17 / 2:46 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/01/16 / 2016-01-01 05:46:17 / January 1, 2016 @ 5:46 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 7.13 km (4 miles).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Ovalle. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 64 km (40 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 63 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile.
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