A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:36:17 / 9:36 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/04/18 / 2018-04-02 13:36:17 / April 2, 2018 @ 1:36 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31.93 km (20 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000dce1. Id of event: us1000dce1. Exact location of earthquake, -71.435° West, -30.3141° South, depth 31.93 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, Monte Patria, La Serena (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 41 km (26 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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