A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Friday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 02:28:08 / 2:28 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 26.68 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 05/02/16 / 2016-02-05 05:28:08 / February 5, 2016 @ 5:28 am. Exact location, longitude -71.6656° West, latitude -31.0814° South, depth = 26.68 km. Unique identifier: us20004xzw. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004xzw.
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Monte Patria, Illapel (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 70 km (43 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 102 km (64 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 69 km SW of Ovalle, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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