A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 23:31:21 / 11:31 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 23:31:21 / October 21, 2020 @ 11:31 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 37.41 km (23 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.5109 West, latitude -30.7251 South, depth = 37.41 km. Unique identifier: us6000cb2n. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000cb2n.
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 Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle. Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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