A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/05/19 / 2019-05-21 19:25:13 / May 21, 2019 @ 7:25 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:25:13 / 3:25 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, depth 54.82 km, -71.3347° West, -30.4903° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54.82 km (34 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60003qcj. Id of event: us60003qcj.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 17 km NW of Ovalle, Chile.
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