A light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Tuesday. Exact time and date of earthquake 05/05/20 / 2020-05-05 20:25:20 / May 5, 2020 @ 8:25 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us70009ame. Unique identifier: us70009ame. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:25:20 / 4:25 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 31.77 km, -71.6541° West, -30.5883° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31.77 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface.
Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 77 km (48 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.
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