A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 98 km W of Ovalle, Chile (61 miles) on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 08:59:06 / 8:59 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -72.2135 West, latitude -30.442 South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 08/09/16 / 2016-09-08 13:59:06 / September 8, 2016 @ 1:59 pm. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006n0w. Unique identifier: us10006n0w.
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 98 km W of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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