A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 58.3 km (36 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 04/03/18 / 2018-03-04 15:36:24 / March 4, 2018 @ 3:36 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was reported at 11:36:24 / 11:36 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000dc2e. Unique identifier: us2000dc2e. Exact location of event, longitude -71.3501 West, latitude -30.8867 South, depth = 58.3 km.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel, Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 35 km (22 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 35 km SSW of Ovalle, Chile.
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