A light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 20 kilometers (12 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Friday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 52.7 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 19:23:00 / 7:23 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.35 West, latitude -30.736 South, depth = 52.7 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003na3. Unique identifier: us10003na3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/10/15 / 2015-10-02 22:23:00 / October 2, 2015 @ 10:23 pm.
Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 21 km (13 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and sixteen, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventy-six and in the last 365 days two hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 20 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.
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