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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Ovalle in Chile



Earthquake location -30.5961S, -71.7734WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 31 km, -71.7734° West, -30.5961° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:59:21 / 11:59 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10003mze. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003mze. Global time and date of event 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 14:59:21 / October 12, 2015 @ 2:59 pm UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 31 km (19 miles).

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria.

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days thirty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and fifty-four and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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: 54 km W of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.7734° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.5961° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km 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 2015-10-12 14:59:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-13 23:30:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 271 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 0.142 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.24 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 us10003mze Id of event.
Event Code 10003mze An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003mze, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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