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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Ovalle in Chile



Earthquake location -30.8425S, -71.6223WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 48 kilometers (30 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Friday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/10/15 / 2015-10-09 06:08:55 / October 9, 2015 @ 6:08 am. Exact location, longitude -71.6223° West, latitude -30.8425° South, depth = 36.38 km. Event id: us10003me8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003me8. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 36.38 km (23 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:08:55 / 3:08 am (local time epicenter).

Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, Illapel, Monte Patria. Earthquake epicenter was 103 km (64 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 98 km (61 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days thirty-one, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-five and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 48 km SW of Ovalle, Chile. This information 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 -71.6223° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.8425° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 48km SW 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 2015-10-09 06:08:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-09 06:25:40 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 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 0.168 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 147 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 us10003me8 Id of event.
Event Code 10003me8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003me8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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