A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.3876 West, latitude -30.7084 South, depth = 43.46 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:36:58 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000bkrs. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bkrs. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/11/17 / 2017-11-09 07:36:58 / November 9, 2017 @ 7:36 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 43.46 km (27 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 21 km SW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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