A light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Event id: us10004sk4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004sk4. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:27:54 / 8:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.4794° West, -30.785° South, depth 41.02 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/16 / 2016-02-25 11:27:54 / February 25, 2016 @ 11:27 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 41.02 km (25 miles).
Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Illapel, Coquimbo, Monte Patria.
In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 33 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.
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