A light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 00:59:56 / February 10, 2016 @ 12:59 am. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:59:56 / 9:59 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20004z5s. Event ids that are associated: us20004z5s. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.6057 West, latitude -30.6126 South, depth = 28.91 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.91 km (18 miles).
Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns 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 five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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