A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 90 kilometers (56 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Monday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003mz0. Id of event: us10003mz0. Exact location of earthquake, -71.9269° West, -31.128° South, depth 24.42 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.42 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 09:09:43 / 9:09 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 14:09:43 / October 12, 2015 @ 2:09 pm UTC/GMT.
Epicenter of the event was 91 km (56 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been fourteen, in the last 10 days fourty-eight, in the past 30 days three hundred and fourty-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 90 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.
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