A minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 08:26:59 / 8:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.7646 West, latitude -30.5823 South, depth = 30.07 km. Global time and date of event 23/01/21 / 2021-01-23 08:26:59 / January 23, 2021 @ 8:26 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 30.07 km (19 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d2mu. Id of event: us7000d2mu.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. 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 fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. 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: 54 km W of Ovalle, Chile.
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