A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Monday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 23.87 km (15 miles). Event id: us10005bhz. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005bhz. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/04/16 / 2016-04-25 22:20:49 / April 25, 2016 @ 10:20 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.7591 West, latitude -30.9435 South, depth = 23.87 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:20:49 / 6:20 pm (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 81 km (51 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days five hundred and fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 65 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.
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