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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Ovalle in Chile



Earthquake location -30.3303S, -71.4784WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Saturday. The epicenter was at a depth of 38.33 km (24 miles). Exact location, longitude -71.4784° West, latitude -30.3303° South, depth = 38.33 km. The temblor was detected at 04:20:00 / 4:20 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jz3. Id of event: us10003jz3. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 07:20:00 / October 3, 2015 @ 7:20 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, Monte Patria, La Serena. Earthquake epicenter was 44 km (27 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been sixty, in the last 10 days ninety-eight, in the past 30 days two hundred and seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and fourty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 39 km NW of Ovalle, Chile. This data 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 -71.4784° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.3303° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km NW 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 2015-10-03 07:20:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-31 11:55:44 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 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 0.368 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 135 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 us10003jz3 Id of event.
Event Code 10003jz3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003jz3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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