A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The 5.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 11:22:43 / 11:22 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10003jsh. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jsh. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, -71.9671° West, -30.5419° South, depth 10 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 16:22:43 / October 2, 2015 @ 4:22 pm.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 89 km (55 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Monte Patria, Coquimbo.
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days fifty, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-one and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures.
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