A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. 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: 09/03/19 / 2019-03-09 15:22:22 / March 9, 2019 @ 3:22 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 52.12 km (32 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:22:22 / 11:22 am (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us1000jcww. Unique identifier: us1000jcww. Exact location of event, longitude -71.5305 West, latitude -30.6551 South, depth = 52.12 km.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria.
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days eighty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 32 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile.
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