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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.5563S, -71.7343WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 51 kilometers (32 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 16/10/15 / 2015-10-16 16:58:30 / October 16, 2015 @ 4:58 pm. Exact location of event, longitude -71.7343 West, latitude -30.5563 South, depth = 34.83 km. Event id: us10003p6i. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003p6i. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 13:58:30 / 1:58 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.83 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 77 km (48 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, 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 was reported nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 51 km W of Ovalle, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.7343° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.5563° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.83 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km 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 2015-10-16 16:58:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-16 17:48:18 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 0.145 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 2.42 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us10003p6i Id of event.
Event Code 10003p6i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003p6i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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