A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20006fj1. Id of event: us20006fj1. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 27.88 km (17 miles). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:58:19 / 9:58 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -71.843° West, latitude -30.7072° South, depth = 27.88 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 18/07/16 / 2016-07-18 13:58:19 / July 18, 2016 @ 1:58 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 97 km (60 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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.
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