A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/10/15 / 2015-10-09 06:08:55 / October 9, 2015 @ 6:08 am. Exact location, longitude -71.6223° West, latitude -30.8425° South, depth = 36.38 km. Event id: us10003me8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003me8. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.38 km (23 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:08:55 / 3:08 am (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, Illapel, Monte Patria. Earthquake epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 48 km SW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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