A light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Global time and date of event 30/12/15 / 2015-12-30 21:29:23 / December 30, 2015 @ 9:29 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -71.7346° West, latitude -30.6777° South, depth = 25.62 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 18:29:23 / 6:29 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10004ahx. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004ahx. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 25.62 km (16 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle. Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been nine, in the last 10 days fourteen, in the past 30 days fourty-six and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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