A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 08:48:08 / 8:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 13:48:08 / October 3, 2015 @ 1:48 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 17.92 km, -71.7648° West, -29.8135° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.92 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10003k0k. Event ids that are associated: us10003k0k.
Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo. The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days seventy-three and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. 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: 43 km WNW of Coquimbo, Chile.
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