A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Id of earthquake: us6000c9rg. Event ids that are associated: us6000c9rg. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 20/10/20 / 2020-10-20 01:09:18 / October 20, 2020 @ 1:09 am. The temblor was reported at 01:09:18 / 1:09 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -71.3796 West, latitude -30.7217 South, depth = 35 km.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 21 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.
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