A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -71.688° West, latitude -30.64° South, depth = 42.3 km. Unique identifier: us20005du1. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005du1. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:40:18 / 11:40 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 02:40:18 / April 1, 2016 @ 2:40 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42.3 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 46 km W of Ovalle, Chile.
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