A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Unique identifier: us2000dv6l. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000dv6l. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 15:18:43 / 3:18 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -72.0319° West, latitude -30.8362° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Global time and date of event 05/04/18 / 2018-04-05 20:18:43 / April 5, 2018 @ 8:18 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle. Epicenter of the event was 84 km (52 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop).
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 six, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 83 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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