A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Wednesday. Event id: us10003kwa. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003kwa. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.4802 West, latitude -30.2439 South, depth = 7.19 km. The temblor was detected at 05:00:39 / 5:00 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/10/15 / 2015-10-07 08:00:39 / October 7, 2015 @ 8:00 am. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.19 km (4 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Event epicenter was 35 km (22 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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