A light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.16 km (23 miles). Unique identifier: us20005j8a. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005j8a. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.5038 West, latitude -30.752 South, depth = 37.16 km. The temblor was detected at 11:59:44 / 11:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 14:59:44 / April 17, 2016 @ 2:59 pm.
Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop).
There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.
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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: 33 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile.
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