A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 10:54:11 / February 17, 2016 @ 10:54 am. The temblor was picked up at 07:54:11 / 7:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.6642° West, -31.1931° South, depth 41.11 km. Unique identifier: us200050u4. Ids that are associated to the event: us200050u4. The epicenter was at a depth of 41.11 km (26 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Monte Patria, Ovalle. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days five hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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