A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 01:04:37 / February 10, 2016 @ 1:04 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 30.56 km, -71.5884° West, -30.6463° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.56 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Id of earthquake: us20004z5t. Event ids that are associated: us20004z5t. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:04:37 / 10:04 pm (local time epicenter).
Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 38 km (23 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days thirteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-six 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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