A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Tuesday. The temblor was detected at 20:55:48 / 8:55 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 20/10/15 / 2015-10-20 23:55:48 / October 20, 2015 @ 11:55 pm. Exact location of event, depth 37.09 km, -71.5045° West, -30.8176° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.09 km (23 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us10003q3t. Event ids that are associated: us10003q3t.
Earthquake epicenter was 38 km (24 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel, Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop).
Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been ten, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and fourty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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