A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 78 kilometers (48 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Friday. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.014 West, latitude -30.625 South, depth = 26.2 km. The temblor was detected at 01:22:21 / 1:22 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/03/17 / 2017-03-10 06:22:21 / March 10, 2017 @ 6:22 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26.2 km (16 miles). Unique identifier: us1000882x. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000882x.
Epicenter of the earthquake was 99 km (61 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 101 km (63 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, Coquimbo, Ovalle. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-eight 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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