A light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 88 kilometers (55 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Wednesday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.1133 West, latitude -30.5216 South, depth = 10.98 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10.98 km (7 miles). Global time and date of event 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 15:22:31 / February 17, 2016 @ 3:22 pm UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 10:22:31 / 10:22 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us200050vw. Unique identifier: us200050vw.
Event epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ovalle. 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days ten, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days four hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 88 km W of Ovalle, Chile.
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