A light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Friday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:50:22 / 9:50 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.17 km (25 miles). Exact location, longitude -71.4734° West, latitude -30.7253° South, depth = 40.17 km. 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: us6000dgxn. Unique identifier: us6000dgxn. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/21 / 2021-02-12 09:50:22 / February 12, 2021 @ 9:50 am.
Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).
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 two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.
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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.
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