A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The temblor was picked up at 15:27:52 / 3:27 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003k1w. Id of event: us10003k1w. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -71.7118° West, latitude -30.6157° South, depth = 25.78 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.78 km (16 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 18:27:52 / October 3, 2015 @ 6:27 pm.
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 49 km W of Ovalle, Chile.
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