A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Monte Patria in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 80.17 km (50 miles). The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:47:00 / 5:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -71.0813 West, latitude -30.9359 South, depth = 80.17 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us20009mys. Event ids that are associated: us20009mys. Exact time and date of earthquake 16/06/17 / 2017-06-16 09:47:00 / June 16, 2017 @ 9:47 am UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 39 km (24 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Illapel, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. 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: 29 km SSW of Monte Patria, Chile.
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