A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us10006qp7. Event ids that are associated: us10006qp7. Exact location of event, longitude -71.372 West, latitude -30.663 South, depth = 50.5 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.5 km (31 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:06:58 / 12:06 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/09/16 / 2016-09-18 16:06:58 / September 18, 2016 @ 4:06 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 40 km (25 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 one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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: 17 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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