A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20.11 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -71.7248° West, latitude -30.5887° South, depth = 20.11 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003n20. Unique identifier: us10003n20. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 16:46:43 / October 12, 2015 @ 4:46 pm. The temblor was detected at 13:46:43 / 1:46 pm (local time epicenter).
Event epicenter was 80 km (50 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 89 km (55 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). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been eighteen, in the last 10 days fourty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 50 km W of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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