A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Tuesday. Event id: us20004z5p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004z5p. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 00:52:58 / February 10, 2016 @ 12:52 am. Exact location, longitude -71.5938° West, latitude -30.6932° South, depth = 30.86 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.86 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 21:52:58 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria. The epicenter was 86 km (53 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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