A minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 27.51 km (17 miles). Global time and date of event 05/03/17 / 2017-03-05 01:52:06 / March 5, 2017 @ 1:52 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -71.6949 West, latitude -30.3544 South, depth = 27.51 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:52:06 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008719. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008719.
The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 54 km WNW of Ovalle, Chile.
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