A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 36.61 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 01:12:08 / 1:12 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us2000402g. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000402g. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 28/10/15 / 2015-10-28 04:12:08 / October 28, 2015 @ 4:12 am. Exact location of event, depth 36.61 km, -71.5788° West, -30.3163° South.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 46 km (29 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, Monte Patria, La Serena.
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days sixty-three and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.
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