A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:04:45 / 6:04 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.3 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 30/09/15 / 2015-09-30 23:04:45 / September 30, 2015 @ 11:04 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10003jdk. Event ids that are associated: us10003jdk. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -72.0924 West, latitude -30.4259 South, depth = 13.3 km.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 89 km (56 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, Ovalle (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fifty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-two and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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