A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Thursday. Unique identifier: us10003ny7. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003ny7. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 26.69 km (17 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/10/15 / 2015-10-15 19:23:21 / October 15, 2015 @ 7:23 pm. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:23:21 / 4:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.7171° West, -30.5679° South, depth 26.69 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 49 km W of Ovalle, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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