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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Ovalle in Chile



Earthquake location -30.5599S, -72.0581WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 82 kilometers (51 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -72.0581° West, latitude -30.5599° South, depth = 15.05 km. The temblor was picked up at 03:36:25 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20003nz8. Event ids that are associated: us20003nz8. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.05 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/09/15 / 2015-09-25 08:36:25 / September 25, 2015 @ 8:36 am.

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle. Earthquake epicenter was 82 km (51 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop).

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

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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: 82 km W of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0581° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.5599° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.05 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 82km 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 2015-09-25 08:36:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-21 09:12:45 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 284 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 0.382 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.73 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 195 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 us20003nz8 Id of event.
Event Code 20003nz8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20003nz8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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