A light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -71.7228 West, latitude -30.6703 South, depth = 30.17 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.17 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:18:45 / 7:18 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/10/15 / 2015-10-15 22:18:45 / October 15, 2015 @ 10:18 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003p0e. Unique identifier: us10003p0e.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and eighty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 50 km W of Ovalle, Chile.
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