A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 75 kilometers (47 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 9.02 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:09:03 / 8:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 9.02 km, -71.9557° West, -30.3749° South. Event id: us10003kpe. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003kpe. Exact time and date of earthquake 06/10/15 / 2015-10-06 13:09:03 / October 6, 2015 @ 1:09 pm UTC/GMT.
Event epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop). Close 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 La Serena, Ovalle, Coquimbo.
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-five and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 75 km SW of Coquimbo, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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