A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) strikes 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Wednesday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:16:35 / 10:16 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us20004v1z. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004v1z. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 27.15 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/01/16 / 2016-01-27 13:16:35 / January 27, 2016 @ 1:16 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 27.15 km, -71.6795° West, -30.6292° South.
Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 91 km (56 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days four hundred and eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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