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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Coquimbo in Chile

Earthquake location -29.8135S, -71.7648WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Saturday. The temblor was picked up at 08:48:08 / 8:48 am (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 13:48:08 / October 3, 2015 @ 1:48 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 17.92 km, -71.7648° West, -29.8135° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 17.92 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10003k0k. Event ids that are associated: us10003k0k.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo. The epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days seventy-three and in the last 365 days ninety-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 43 km WNW of Coquimbo, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.7648° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.8135° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 17.92 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 13:48:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-03 20:32:42 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 312 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 0.469 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 192 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 us10003k0k Id of event.
Event Code 10003k0k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003k0k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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