A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003kt9. Id of event: us10003kt9. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:48:33 / 7:48 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 06/10/15 / 2015-10-06 22:48:33 / October 6, 2015 @ 10:48 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 31.88 km, -71.5371° West, -30.8616° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31.88 km (20 miles).
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 43 km (27 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Illapel, Monte Patria, Ovalle.
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days thirty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 43 km SW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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