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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 89 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile



Earthquake location -30.9736S, -72.0227WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Exact location of event, depth 11.48 km, -72.0227° West, -30.9736° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003j5n. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003j5n. Exact time and date of earthquake 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 08:16:41 / September 17, 2015 @ 8:16 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 11.48 km (7 miles). The temblor was reported at 03:16:41 / 3:16 am (local time epicenter).

Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle. Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two hundred and fifty, in the last 10 days two hundred and fifty, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-six 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.

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 89 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0227° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.9736° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.48 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 89km WSW of Ovalle, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-17 08:16:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-04 11:34:27 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 298 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 0.447 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178 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 us10003j5n Id of event.
Event Code 10003j5n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003j5n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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