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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.5711S, -71.6499WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 43 kilometers (27 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Thursday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/10/15 / 2015-10-15 20:39:01 / October 15, 2015 @ 8:39 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us10003nyw. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003nyw. The temblor was detected at 17:39:01 / 5:39 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -71.6499 West, latitude -30.5711 South, depth = 28.95 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.95 km (18 miles).

Close 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 La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria. Earthquake epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 68 km (42 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 three, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days two hundred and fourty-seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and sixty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 43 km W of Ovalle, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.6499° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.5711° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km 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 2015-10-15 20:39:01 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-15 20:58:47 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 312 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 0.103 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.69 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 145 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 us10003nyw Id of event.
Event Code 10003nyw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003nyw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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