A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Saturday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41.48 km (26 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/12/18 / 2018-12-08 07:57:05 / December 8, 2018 @ 7:57 am. The temblor was reported at 03:57:05 / 3:57 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -71.5664 West, latitude -30.8024 South, depth = 41.48 km. Event id: us1000i4zr. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000i4zr. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 42 km (26 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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 fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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