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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Ovalle in Chile



Earthquake location -30.7024S, -71.6113WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 41 kilometers (25 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Saturday. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35.26 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 23:33:32 / 11:33 pm (local time epicenter). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003ms7. Unique identifier: us10003ms7. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/10/15 / 2015-10-11 02:33:32 / October 11, 2015 @ 2:33 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.6113 West, latitude -30.7024 South, depth = 35.26 km.

Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 41 km (25 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-two and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 41 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.6113° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.7024° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 41km 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 2015-10-11 02:33:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-11 03:00:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 326 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 0.035 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.64 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 82 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 us10003ms7 Id of event.
Event Code 10003ms7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003ms7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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