A light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Unique identifier: us10003mm3. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003mm3. Exact location of earthquake, -71.5289° West, -30.6395° South, depth 43.6 km. The temblor was detected at 19:18:20 / 7:18 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.6 km (27 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 09/10/15 / 2015-10-09 22:18:20 / October 9, 2015 @ 10:18 pm UTC/GMT.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 78 km (49 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 32 km (20 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 31 km W of Ovalle, Chile.
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