A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.7661 West, latitude -30.6285 South, depth = 19.37 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.37 km (12 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 24/10/15 / 2015-10-24 18:17:22 / October 24, 2015 @ 6:17 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:17:22 / 3:17 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us10003r77. Event ids that are associated: us10003r77.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 86 km (53 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). 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 fourteen, in the past 30 days ninety-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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