A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.46 km (21 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:22:46 / 4:22 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 33.46 km, -71.8235° West, -30.662° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003l31. Unique identifier: us10003l31. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/10/15 / 2015-10-08 07:22:46 / October 8, 2015 @ 7:22 am.
Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.
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