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Moderate earthquake of magnitude 4.7 just reported 28 km southwest of Ovalle, Chile

Fri, 12 Feb 2021, 10:10
10:10 AM | BY: EARTHQUAKEMONITOR
4.7 quake 12 Feb 6:50 am (GMT -3)
4.7 quake 12 Feb 6:50 am (GMT -3)
the German Research Centre for Geosciences (GFZ) reported a magnitude 4.7 quake in Chile near Ovalle, Provincia de Limarí, Coquimbo Region, only 16 minutes ago. The earthquake hit early morning on Friday 12 February 2021 at 6:50 am local time at a moderately shallow depth of 44 km. The exact magnitude, epicenter, and depth of the quake might be revised within the next few hours or minutes as seismologists review data and refine their calculations, or as other agencies issue their report.
Our monitoring service identified a second report from the United States Geological Survey which listed the quake at magnitude 4.5. A third agency, the European-Mediterranean Seismological Centre (EMSC), reported the same quake at magnitude 4.8.
Based on the preliminary seismic data, the quake should not have caused any significant damage, but was probably felt by many people as light vibration in the area of the epicenter.
Weak shaking might have been felt in Ovalle (pop. 77,100) located 28 km from the epicenter, and Monte Patria (pop. 13,900) 50 km away.
Other towns or cities near the epicenter where the quake might have been felt as very weak shaking include Coquimbo (pop. 161,300) located 81 km from the epicenter, La Serena (pop. 154,500) 88 km away, La Serena (pop. 154,500) 88 km away, and Illapel (pop. 22,800) 111 km away.
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Earthquake data:
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Date & time: 12 Feb 2021 6:50 am (GMT -3) local time (12 Feb 2021 09:50 GMT)
Magnitude: 4.7
Depth: 44.0 km
Epicenter latitude / longitude: 30.67°S / 71.48°W (Limarí, Coquimbo Region, Chile)
Primary data source: GFZ

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