A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Event id: us10007vi8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007vi8. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:37:02 / 7:37 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -72.0775 West, latitude -30.631 South, depth = 10 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/01/17 / 2017-01-26 12:37:02 / January 26, 2017 @ 12:37 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ovalle. Earthquake epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 84 km W of Ovalle, Chile.
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