A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 87 kilometers (54 miles) from La Ligua in Chile on Saturday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.1225 West, latitude -32.2357 South, depth = 5.78 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 07:42:57 / October 3, 2015 @ 7:42 am. Id of earthquake: us10003jz5. Event ids that are associated: us10003jz5. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 5.78 km (4 miles). The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:42:57 / 2:42 am (local time epicenter).
Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Ligua (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been twenty-five, in the last 10 days sixty-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and nine and in the last 365 days two hundred and twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 87 km WNW of La Ligua, Chile.
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