A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, -71.596° West, -30.5973° South, depth 33.67 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ddu. Id of event: us10004ddu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33.67 km (21 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:01:50 / 8:01 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 10/01/16 / 2016-01-10 23:01:50 / January 10, 2016 @ 11:01 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 37 km W of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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