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Light earthquake, 4 mag strikes near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.7904S, -71.54WA light earthquake magnitude 4 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Saturday. Exact location of event, longitude -71.54 West, latitude -30.7904 South, depth = 41.01 km. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 05:22:35 / 5:22 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 26/09/15 / 2015-09-26 08:22:35 / September 26, 2015 @ 8:22 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41.01 km (25 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10003qpc. Unique identifier: us10003qpc.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, Ovalle. Earthquake epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been eighty-seven, in the last 10 days two hundred and ninety-four, in the past 30 days two hundred and ninety-five and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 38 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 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.54° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.7904° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km 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 2015-09-26 08:22:35 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-22 12:06:56 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 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 0.142 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us10003qpc Id of event.
Event Code 10003qpc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003qpc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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