A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005gll. Id of event: us20005gll. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 09/04/16 / 2016-04-09 17:30:03 / April 9, 2016 @ 5:30 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.3 km (21 miles). The temblor was picked up at 14:30:03 / 2:30 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -71.757 West, latitude -30.656 South, depth = 33.3 km.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 54 km (33 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. 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: 53 km W of Ovalle, Chile.
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