A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/01/16 / 2016-01-21 13:36:09 / January 21, 2016 @ 1:36 pm. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 10:36:09 / 10:36 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10004g3e. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004g3e. Exact location of event, depth 43.7 km, -71.518° West, -30.394° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 43.7 km (27 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, Monte Patria, La Serena (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 52 km (32 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixteen, in the last 10 days twenty, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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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: 37 km NW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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