A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 58 kilometers (36 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.31 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004egl. Id of event: us10004egl. Exact location of event, depth 10.31 km, -71.8121° West, -30.6031° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 22:39:13 / 10:39 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 01:39:13 / January 8, 2016 @ 1:39 am.
Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 59 km (36 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 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 thirteen, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days thirty-seven and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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