A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 86 kilometers (53 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Tuesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 12.42 km (8 miles). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:12:25 / 9:12 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.0936 West, latitude -30.3881 South, depth = 12.42 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/10/15 / 2015-10-07 02:12:25 / October 7, 2015 @ 2:12 am. Id of earthquake: us10003kup. Event ids that are associated: us10003kup. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle, Coquimbo. Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 seventy and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 86 km SW of Coquimbo, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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