A light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 31 km, -71.7734° West, -30.5961° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:59:21 / 11:59 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10003mze. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003mze. Global time and date of event 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 14:59:21 / October 12, 2015 @ 2:59 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31 km (19 miles).
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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