A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 26.4 km, -71.735° West, -31.186° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:50:18 / 1:50 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003mxi. Id of event: us10003mxi. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 04:50:18 / October 12, 2015 @ 4:50 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26.4 km (16 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle, Illapel.
In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days three hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 73 km NW of Illapel, Chile.
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