A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Saturday. Exact location, longitude -71.4328° West, latitude -30.7958° South, depth = 42.97 km. The temblor was reported at 15:59:37 / 3:59 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 18:59:37 / October 3, 2015 @ 6:59 pm. Event id: us10003k1x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003k1x. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 42.97 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, Ovalle. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 31 km (19 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 47 km (29 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
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-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and seventy-eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 31 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.
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