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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Ovalle in Chile



Earthquake location -30.7851S, -72.0201WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003nuj. Unique identifier: us10003nuj. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:03:10 / 6:03 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/10/15 / 2015-10-15 11:03:10 / October 15, 2015 @ 11:03 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -72.0201 West, latitude -30.7851 South, depth = 24.41 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.41 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface.

The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ovalle (min 5000 pop).

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

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage 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: 81 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0201° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.7851° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km 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 2015-10-15 11:03:10 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-15 13:35:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 340 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 0.349 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.98 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us10003nuj Id of event.
Event Code 10003nuj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003nuj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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