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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 53 km N of La Serena, Chile

Earthquake location -29.4305S, -71.2175WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 53 kilometers (33 miles) from La Serena in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 19:43:21 / October 3, 2015 @ 7:43 pm. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.2175 West, latitude -29.4305 South, depth = 47.78 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10003k23. Event ids that are associated: us10003k23. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:43:21 / 4:43 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 47.78 km (30 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 59 km (37 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, Coquimbo, La Serena (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eleven and in the last 365 days fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 53 km N of La Serena, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.2175° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.4305° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 47.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km N of La Serena, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-03 19:43:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-03 21:42:39 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 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 284 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 0.486 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 94 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003k23 Id of event.
Event Code 10003k23 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003k23, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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