A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Thursday. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 06:04:06 / September 17, 2015 @ 6:04 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us10003j4p. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003j4p. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -72.0466° West, -30.6231° South. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:04:06 / 1:04 am (local time epicenter).
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and fourty-seven, in the last 10 days two hundred and fourty-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-five 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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