A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Thursday. 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 24.52 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:55:57 / 3:55 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us100047v2. Ids that are associated to the event: us100047v2. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/12/15 / 2015-12-17 06:55:57 / December 17, 2015 @ 6:55 am. Exact location of event, depth 24.52 km, -71.6939° West, -30.3647° South.
Epicenter of the event was 57 km (35 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 67 km (41 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days thirty-four and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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