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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.714S, -71.408WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -71.408 West, latitude -30.714 South, depth = 46.8 km. The temblor was detected at 18:46:27 / 6:46 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/09/15 / 2015-09-17 21:46:27 / September 17, 2015 @ 9:46 pm. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 46.8 km (29 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jap. Id of event: us10003jap.

Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).

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

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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. 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: 23 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.408° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.714° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km 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 2015-09-17 21:46:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-15 22:14:20 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 259 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.61 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10003jap Id of event.
Event Code 10003jap An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003jap, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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