A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Tuesday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 13:37:19 / 1:37 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20005jui. Event ids that are associated: us20005jui. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 19/04/16 / 2016-04-19 16:37:19 / April 19, 2016 @ 4:37 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -71.8246° West, -30.6821° South, depth 27.68 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27.68 km (17 miles).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 60 km W of Ovalle, Chile.
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