A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 49.67 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 16/02/16 / 2016-02-16 16:50:52 / February 16, 2016 @ 4:50 pm. Exact location of event, depth 49.67 km, -71.3306° West, -30.2238° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us200050lr. Ids that are associated to the event: us200050lr. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:50:52 / 1:50 pm (local time epicenter).
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 30 km (19 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 36 km (23 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Vicuña, Ovalle (min 5000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days eight, in the past 30 days nineteen and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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