A light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 08:40:05 / October 2, 2015 @ 8:40 am. Event id: us10003jqj. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jqj. The temblor was picked up at 05:40:05 / 5:40 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.6204° West, -30.6825° South, depth 21.3 km. 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 21.3 km (13 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria. Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 85 km (53 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and twenty-six, in the past 30 days three hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 41 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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