A moderate earthquake with magnitude 5.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Global time and date of event 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 06:26:55 / October 3, 2015 @ 6:26 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.52 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -71.5718° West, latitude -30.311° South, depth = 40.52 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:26:55 / 3:26 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jyt. Id of event: us10003jyt. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, Monte Patria, La Serena (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 46 km (28 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).
Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and twenty and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 1320 moderate quakes in the world each year.
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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. 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: 45 km SSW of Coquimbo, Chile.
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