A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Friday. Id of earthquake: us10008dmw. Event ids that are associated: us10008dmw. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 31/03/17 / 2017-03-31 19:10:13 / March 31, 2017 @ 7:10 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 44.01 km (27 miles). Exact location of event, depth 44.01 km, -71.5073° West, -30.7624° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:10:13 / 3:10 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 91 km (57 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 35 km (21 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle.
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty 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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