A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/04/16 / 2016-04-04 23:12:18 / April 4, 2016 @ 11:12 pm. The temblor was reported at 20:12:18 / 8:12 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40.67 km (25 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.4867 West, latitude -30.8265 South, depth = 40.67 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005fgr. Id of event: us20005fgr.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel, Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 37 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.
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