A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 38.33 km (24 miles). Exact location, longitude -71.4784° West, latitude -30.3303° South, depth = 38.33 km. The temblor was detected at 04:20:00 / 4:20 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jz3. Id of event: us10003jz3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 07:20:00 / October 3, 2015 @ 7:20 am UTC/GMT.
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 Vicuña, Monte Patria, La Serena. Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty, in the last 10 days ninety-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 39 km NW of Ovalle, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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