A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, -71.3493° West, -30.709° South, depth 42.6 km. Event id: us70005wpj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70005wpj. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/10/19 / 2019-10-21 12:02:43 / October 21, 2019 @ 12:02 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:02:43 / 8:02 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 42.6 km (26 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 84 km (52 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km SW of Ovalle, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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