A light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:01:09 / 9:01 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 21/02/17 / 2017-02-21 13:01:09 / February 21, 2017 @ 1:01 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 10 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us20008l3u. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008l3u. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.8739 West, latitude -30.8631 South, depth = 10 km.
Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Ovalle. Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 89 km (56 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 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 one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days one hundred and fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.
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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 70 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile.
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