A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.61 km (23 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.3552 West, latitude -30.8511 South, depth = 37.61 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/01/21 / 2021-01-03 13:20:21 / January 3, 2021 @ 1:20 pm. The temblor was picked up at 13:20:21 / 1:20 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000d591. Event ids that are associated: us6000d591. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel, Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 31 km SSW of Ovalle, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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