A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 11:21:01 / October 3, 2015 @ 11:21 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 24.42 km, -71.7589° West, -29.7963° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.42 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003k08. Id of event: us10003k08. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:21:01 / 6:21 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days sixty-five and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 43 km WNW of Coquimbo, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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