A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 42 km (26 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -71.648° West, -30.668° South, depth 42 km. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:01:18 / 9:01 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/09/16 / 2016-09-09 01:01:18 / September 9, 2016 @ 1:01 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006n8i. Unique identifier: us10006n8i.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days five hundred and fourty 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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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: 43 km W of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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