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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Coquimbo in Chile



Earthquake location -29.7963S, -71.7589WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Saturday. Exact time and date of earthquake 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 11:21:01 / October 3, 2015 @ 11:21 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 24.42 km, -71.7589° West, -29.7963° South. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.42 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003k08. Id of event: us10003k08. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 06:21:01 / 6:21 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-five, in the past 30 days sixty-five and in the last 365 days eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 43 km WNW of Coquimbo, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.7589° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.7963° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km WNW 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 2015-10-03 11:21:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-03 11:41:49 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 369 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 0.468 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.71 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us10003k08 Id of event.
Event Code 10003k08 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003k08, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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