A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Thursday. Exact location of event, longitude -71.3664 West, latitude -30.532 South, depth = 31.88 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 02:10:07 / 2:10 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 05:10:07 / September 17, 2015 @ 5:10 am. Event id: us10003j90. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003j90. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 31.88 km (20 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one hundred and eighty-five, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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