A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 39.37 km (24 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 05:26:56 / 5:26 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 08:26:56 / October 3, 2015 @ 8:26 am UTC/GMT. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jzc. Id of event: us10003jzc. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.4924 West, latitude -30.3288 South, depth = 39.37 km.
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, Monte Patria, La Serena (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 44 km (28 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).
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. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty, in the last 10 days ninety-nine, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 40 km NW of Ovalle, Chile.
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