A minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:32:58 / 11:32 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/02/16 / 2016-02-24 02:32:58 / February 24, 2016 @ 2:32 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 43.9 km (27 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.5554 West, latitude -31.149 South, depth = 43.9 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004s91. Unique identifier: us10004s91.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Ovalle, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 65 km NW of Illapel, Chile.
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