A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Id of earthquake: us70009882. Event ids that are associated: us70009882. Global time and date of event 01/05/20 / 2020-05-01 14:30:48 / May 1, 2020 @ 2:30 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 10:30:48 / 10:30 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 44.75 km (28 miles). Exact location, longitude -71.4315° West, latitude -30.63° South, depth = 44.75 km.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 76 km (47 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 22 km W of Ovalle, Chile.
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