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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 89 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile



Earthquake location -30.2732S, -72.1952WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Monday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 9.52 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003kme. Id of event: us10003kme. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:51:44 / 11:51 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 06/10/15 / 2015-10-06 04:51:44 / October 6, 2015 @ 4:51 am UTC/GMT. Exact location, longitude -72.1952° West, latitude -30.2732° South, depth = 9.52 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coquimbo. Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days thirty-two, in the past 30 days one hundred and fifty and in the last 365 days one hundred and seventy-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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 89 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.1952° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.2732° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 89km 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 2015-10-06 04:51:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-06 05:10:38 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 340 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 0.627 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.46 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 89 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 us10003kme Id of event.
Event Code 10003kme An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003kme, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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