A moderate earthquake magnitude 5.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Global time and date of event 04/10/15 / 2015-10-04 10:11:55 / October 4, 2015 @ 10:11 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 27.41 km (17 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -71.8648° West, -30.5964° South, depth 27.41 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003k6h. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003k6h. The temblor was picked up at 07:11:55 / 7:11 am (local time epicenter).
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 88 km (54 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seven, in the last 10 days fourty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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.
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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: 63 km W of Ovalle, Chile.
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