A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Illapel in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003pu0. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003pu0. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:34:49 / 7:34 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/10/15 / 2015-10-19 22:34:49 / October 19, 2015 @ 10:34 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 32.3 km (20 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -71.713 West, latitude -31.185 South, depth = 32.3 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, Ovalle, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been thirteen, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and ninety-three and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every 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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