A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -71.6339° West, latitude -30.4423° South, depth = 28.45 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:45:27 / 6:45 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 21:45:27 / January 19, 2016 @ 9:45 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004gfl. Unique identifier: us10004gfl. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.45 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 thirty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and ninety-one 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 45 km WNW of Ovalle, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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