A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 17:02:40 / 5:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 20:02:40 / October 2, 2015 @ 8:02 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.334 West, latitude -31.082 South, depth = 58.3 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 58.3 km (36 miles). Event id: us10003jw7. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jw7.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Illapel, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 55 km (34 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days fifty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and eighty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 55 km SSW of Ovalle, Chile.
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