A light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 46 kilometers (29 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. 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: 26/02/20 / 2020-02-26 20:21:32 / February 26, 2020 @ 8:21 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 43.99 km (27 miles). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:21:32 / 4:21 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us600084u3. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us600084u3. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.4117 West, latitude -30.9789 South, depth = 43.99 km.
Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Illapel, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 47 km (29 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 54 km (33 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 46 km SSW of Ovalle, Chile.
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