A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:17:18 / 1:17 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009kim. Id of event: us20009kim. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/06/17 / 2017-06-03 17:17:18 / June 3, 2017 @ 5:17 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 28.93 km (18 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -71.5875° West, -30.4085° South, depth 28.93 km.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, La Serena, Coquimbo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 42 km WNW of Ovalle, Chile.
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