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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag has occurred near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.662S, -71.8235WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Thursday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.46 km (21 miles). The temblor was reported at 04:22:46 / 4:22 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 33.46 km, -71.8235° West, -30.662° South. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003l31. Unique identifier: us10003l31. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/10/15 / 2015-10-08 07:22:46 / October 8, 2015 @ 7:22 am.

Epicenter of the event was 91 km (57 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Nearby 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-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and twenty-eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 60 km W of Ovalle, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.8235° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.662° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km W 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 2015-10-08 07:22:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-08 07:40:07 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 0.162 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.53 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 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 us10003l31 Id of event.
Event Code 10003l31 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003l31, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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