A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 15 kilometers (9 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/12/15 / 2015-12-27 16:13:51 / December 27, 2015 @ 4:13 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 48.96 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -71.325° West, -30.6914° South, depth 48.96 km. Unique identifier: us10004bij. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004bij. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 13:13:51 / 1:13 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 35 km (22 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 eight, in the last 10 days fifteen, in the past 30 days fourty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 15 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.
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