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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag strikes near Coquimbo in Chile



Earthquake location -30.2222S, -72.1458WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was reported 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Sunday. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/09/15 / 2015-09-27 06:27:56 / September 27, 2015 @ 6:27 am. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.1458 West, latitude -30.2222 South, depth = 12.38 km. 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: us20003pgh. Unique identifier: us20003pgh. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:27:56 / 1:27 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 12.38 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 83 km (52 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty-two, in the last 10 days one hundred and eighty-six, in the past 30 days two hundred and six and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-two 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 82 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.1458° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.2222° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.38 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-27 06:27:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-21 12:39:51 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 326 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 0.63 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 152 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 us20003pgh Id of event.
Event Code 20003pgh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003pgh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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