A light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Sunday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -72.2322° West, -30.3039° South, depth 10 km. Global time and date of event 19/10/15 / 2015-10-19 04:37:13 / October 19, 2015 @ 4:37 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was picked up at 23:37:13 / 11:37 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003pl1. Id of event: us10003pl1. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 94 km (59 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 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 one, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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: 94 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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