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Light earthquake 4 mag, 50 km W of Ovalle, Chile

Earthquake location -30.6703S, -71.7228WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 50 kilometers (31 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -71.7228 West, latitude -30.6703 South, depth = 30.17 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.17 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 19:18:45 / 7:18 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 15/10/15 / 2015-10-15 22:18:45 / October 15, 2015 @ 10:18 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003p0e. Unique identifier: us10003p0e.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 88 km (55 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 50 km W of Ovalle, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.7228° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.6703° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 50km 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 22:18:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-16 17:06:02 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 246 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 0.075 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 128 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 us10003p0e Id of event.
Event Code 10003p0e An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003p0e, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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