A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Saturday. All ids that are associated to the event: us2000a7k7. Unique identifier: us2000a7k7. The epicenter was at a depth of 34.07 km (21 miles). The temblor was reported at 05:39:42 / 5:39 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/08/17 / 2017-08-12 09:39:42 / August 12, 2017 @ 9:39 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -71.6405° West, latitude -30.4232° South, depth = 34.07 km.
The epicenter was 60 km (37 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days sixty-eight 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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