A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003nuj. Unique identifier: us10003nuj. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:03:10 / 6:03 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/10/15 / 2015-10-15 11:03:10 / October 15, 2015 @ 11:03 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -72.0201 West, latitude -30.7851 South, depth = 24.41 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.41 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.
The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ovalle (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days thirty, in the past 30 days three hundred and nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 81 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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