A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 46.19 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000d16x. Id of event: us1000d16x. Global time and date of event 07/03/18 / 2018-03-07 22:33:01 / March 7, 2018 @ 10:33 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 18:33:01 / 6:33 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.4535 West, latitude -30.6932 South, depth = 46.19 km.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria. Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 seven and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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: 26 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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