A light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 83 kilometers (52 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Tuesday. Event id: us200050ks. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200050ks. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:49:34 / 10:49 am (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/02/16 / 2016-02-16 15:49:34 / February 16, 2016 @ 3:49 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 18.17 km (11 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -72.0521° West, -30.4432° South, depth 18.17 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 88 km (54 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eighteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.
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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 83 km WNW of Ovalle, Chile.
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