A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/10/15 / 2015-10-15 20:39:01 / October 15, 2015 @ 8:39 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003nyw. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003nyw. The temblor was detected at 17:39:01 / 5:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -71.6499 West, latitude -30.5711 South, depth = 28.95 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.95 km (18 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria. Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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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: 43 km W of Ovalle, Chile.
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