A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 152 km W of Ovalle, Chile (94 miles) on Saturday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003r73. Id of event: us10003r73. The temblor was reported at 12:58:09 / 12:58 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -72.7729° West, latitude -30.7875° South, depth = 10 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/10/15 / 2015-10-24 17:58:09 / October 24, 2015 @ 5:58 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days sixty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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