A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/05/17 / 2017-05-30 21:29:06 / May 30, 2017 @ 9:29 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.52 km (18 miles). Exact location, longitude -71.648° West, latitude -30.6842° South, depth = 28.52 km. The temblor was detected at 17:29:06 / 5:29 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10008wpq. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008wpq.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle. Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (54 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 43 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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