A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 22:49:50 / 10:49 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/10/15 / 2015-10-04 03:49:50 / October 4, 2015 @ 3:49 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -72.1486° West, latitude -30.2726° South, depth = 10 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003k53. Id of event: us10003k53.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle, La Serena, Coquimbo. Earthquake epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 96 km (59 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 1320 moderate earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 5.0 to 6.0 may cause light damage to buildings and other structures. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days thirty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-six and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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 data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 85 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile.
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