A light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us7000bk2y. Event ids that are associated: us7000bk2y. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.82 km (15 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -71.6113° West, -30.3955° South, depth 24.82 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/09/20 / 2020-09-08 22:26:22 / September 8, 2020 @ 10:26 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:26:22 / 10:26 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Close 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 Monte Patria, La Serena, Coquimbo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 45 km WNW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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