A light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 01:14:07 / February 10, 2016 @ 1:14 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20004z6p. Event ids that are associated: us20004z6p. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 22:14:07 / 10:14 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 34.25 km, -71.6104° West, -30.6791° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.25 km (21 miles).
Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been six, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 40 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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