A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 6 kilometers (4 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Tuesday. Exact location of event, depth 58 km, -71.211° West, -30.652° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58 km (36 miles). Event id: us10008wiu. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wiu. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 30/05/17 / 2017-05-30 15:04:08 / May 30, 2017 @ 3:04 pm. 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 11:04:08 / 11:04 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 6 km (4 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 6 km S of Ovalle, Chile.
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