A light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 55 kilometers (34 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 20:48:36 / 8:48 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d3hy. Id of event: us6000d3hy. Exact time and date of earthquake 27/12/20 / 2020-12-27 20:48:36 / December 27, 2020 @ 8:48 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 33.91 km, -71.7736° West, -30.6758° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.91 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).
Event epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 56 km (35 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).
In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty-two 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.
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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: 55 km W of Ovalle, Chile.
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