A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 09:24:07 / 9:24 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005b0g. Id of event: us20005b0g. Exact location of event, longitude -71.588 West, latitude -30.644 South, depth = 30 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30 km (19 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/03/16 / 2016-03-19 12:24:07 / March 19, 2016 @ 12:24 pm.
Earthquake epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-one 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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