A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 56 kilometers (35 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Sunday. The temblor was picked up at 10:06:55 / 10:06 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 59.51 km (37 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 04/03/18 / 2018-03-04 14:06:55 / March 4, 2018 @ 2:06 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 59.51 km, -71.4664° West, -31.0571° South. Event id: us2000dc1z. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000dc1z. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamanca, Illapel, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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