A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 23/03/17 / 2017-03-23 00:54:35 / March 23, 2017 @ 12:54 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20008txi. Event ids that are associated: us20008txi. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.1 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -71.6194° West, -31.0986° South, depth 36.1 km. The temblor was picked up at 20:54:35 / 8:54 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Illapel, Ovalle. Epicenter of the event was 68 km (42 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 68 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.
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