A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) strikes 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.02 km (27 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 01/02/16 / 2016-02-01 03:19:44 / February 1, 2016 @ 3:19 am. Exact location of event, depth 43.02 km, -71.2975° West, -30.6634° South. Id of earthquake: us20004wqx. Event ids that are associated: us20004wqx. The temblor was detected at 00:19:44 / 12:19 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-two 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: 11 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.
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