A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The temblor was detected at 00:00:54 / 12:00 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10004efw. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004efw. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 27.1 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/01/16 / 2016-01-08 03:00:54 / January 8, 2016 @ 3:00 am. Exact location of event, longitude -71.6456 West, latitude -30.5538 South, depth = 27.1 km.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days twenty-one, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days four hundred and five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. 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: 43 km W of Ovalle, Chile.
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