A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 27 kilometers (17 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 48.83 km (30 miles). Exact location of event, depth 48.83 km, -71.4528° West, -30.7098° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/04/17 / 2017-04-02 07:39:06 / April 2, 2017 @ 7:39 am. The temblor was picked up at 03:39:06 / 3:39 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10008dwr. Event ids that are associated: us10008dwr.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 27 km (17 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-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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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: 27 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile.
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