A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Global time and date of event 20/10/15 / 2015-10-20 04:06:54 / October 20, 2015 @ 4:06 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 01:06:54 / 1:06 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.58 km (23 miles). Exact location of event, depth 37.58 km, -71.5016° West, -30.7799° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003pu9. Unique identifier: us10003pu9.
Event 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). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-three, in the past 30 days one hundred and thirty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Each 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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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 35 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.
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