A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -72.045 West, latitude -30.1674 South, depth = 12.2 km. Global time and date of event 01/10/15 / 2015-10-01 02:25:53 / October 1, 2015 @ 2:25 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 21:25:53 / 9:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 12.2 km (8 miles). Id of earthquake: us10003jed. Event ids that are associated: us10003jed.
Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ovalle, La Serena, Coquimbo. Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 71 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile.
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