A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 97 km W of Ovalle, Chile (60 miles) on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -72.2036 West, latitude -30.4792 South, depth = 10 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003n55. Unique identifier: us10003n55. 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 10 km (6 miles). The temblor was picked up at 18:30:26 / 6:30 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 23:30:26 / October 12, 2015 @ 11:30 pm UTC/GMT.
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and nineteen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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