A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 16:01:02 / October 12, 2015 @ 4:01 pm. 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 35.07 km (22 miles). Exact location, longitude -71.5082° West, latitude -30.7736° South, depth = 35.07 km. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:01:02 / 1:01 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003n1t. Id of event: us10003n1t.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been seventeen, in the last 10 days fourty-three, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 35 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile.
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