A light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003pr8. Unique identifier: us10003pr8. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.65 km (25 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:57:01 / 2:57 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -71.5832° West, latitude -30.66° South, depth = 40.65 km. Global time and date of event 19/10/15 / 2015-10-19 17:57:01 / October 19, 2015 @ 5:57 pm UTC/GMT.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria. Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 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-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 37 km W of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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