A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.84 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 10/10/15 / 2015-10-10 08:58:37 / October 10, 2015 @ 8:58 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.1396 West, latitude -30.6595 South, depth = 15.84 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:58:37 / 3:58 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10003mnr. Event ids that are associated: us10003mnr.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 90 km (56 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 90 km W of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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