A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The temblor was picked up at 17:24:11 / 5:24 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 56.44 km (35 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -71.5563° West, -31.017° South, depth 56.44 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/11/17 / 2017-11-02 21:24:11 / November 2, 2017 @ 9:24 pm. Event id: us2000bhck. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000bhck.
Epicenter of the event was 57 km (36 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 67 km (42 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). 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 Illapel, Monte Patria, Ovalle.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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 five and in the last 365 days seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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