A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from La Serena in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 19:43:21 / October 3, 2015 @ 7:43 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.2175 West, latitude -29.4305 South, depth = 47.78 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10003k23. Event ids that are associated: us10003k23. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:43:21 / 4:43 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.78 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, Coquimbo, La Serena (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 53 km N of La Serena, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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