A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004w94. Id of event: us10004w94. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 41.42 km, -71.3877° West, -30.7239° South. The temblor was reported at 06:40:47 / 6:40 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41.42 km (26 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/03/16 / 2016-03-09 09:40:47 / March 9, 2016 @ 9:40 am.
Epicenter of the event was 86 km (53 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 23 km (14 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days eighteen, in the past 30 days fourty and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-seven 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. 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: 22 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.
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