A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.26 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 23:33:32 / 11:33 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003ms7. Unique identifier: us10003ms7. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/10/15 / 2015-10-11 02:33:32 / October 11, 2015 @ 2:33 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.6113 West, latitude -30.7024 South, depth = 35.26 km.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 41 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile.
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