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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 71 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile

Earthquake location -30.1674S, -72.045WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 71 kilometers (44 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Wednesday. Exact location of event, longitude -72.045 West, latitude -30.1674 South, depth = 12.2 km. Global time and date of event 01/10/15 / 2015-10-01 02:25:53 / October 1, 2015 @ 2:25 am UTC/GMT. The temblor was detected at 21:25:53 / 9:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter was at a depth of 12.2 km (8 miles). Id of earthquake: us10003jed. Event ids that are associated: us10003jed.

Epicenter of the event was 72 km (45 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 94 km (59 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ovalle, La Serena, Coquimbo. Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days fourty-five, in the past 30 days one hundred and eleven and in the last 365 days one hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby.

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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: 71 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.045° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.1674° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.2 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-01 02:25:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-01 02:37:50 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level The alert level from the PAGER earthquake impact scale. Green, Yellow, Orange or Red.
Review Status reviewed Indicates whether the event has been reviewed by a human.
Tsunami 0 This flag is set to "1" for large events in oceanic regions and "0" otherwise. The existence or value of this flag does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist.
SIG 326 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network us The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,us, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used The total number of Number of seismic stations which reported P- and S-arrival times for this earthquake.
Horizontal Distance 0.616 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 121 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003jed Id of event.
Event Code 10003jed An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003jed, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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