A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 07:43:21 / October 2, 2015 @ 7:43 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.5984 West, latitude -30.9404 South, depth = 31 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jq4. Id of event: us10003jq4. The temblor was reported at 04:43:21 / 4:43 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 31 km (19 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel, Monte Patria, Ovalle. The epicenter was 54 km (33 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 67 km (42 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-six, in the last 10 days one hundred and fourty-one, in the past 30 days three hundred and fourty-nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 53 km SW of Ovalle, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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