A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Event id: us100042n3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100042n3. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/12/15 / 2015-12-02 09:38:27 / December 2, 2015 @ 9:38 am. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:38:27 / 4:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 10 km, -72.1355° West, -30.4177° South.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 92 km (57 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days sixty and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every 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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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: 91 km WNW of Ovalle, Chile.
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