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

Earthquake location -30.8671S, -71.8947WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 72 kilometers (45 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Monday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 04/01/16 / 2016-01-04 15:16:11 / January 4, 2016 @ 3:16 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:16:11 / 12:16 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.8947 West, latitude -30.8671 South, depth = 28.5 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.5 km (18 miles). Id of earthquake: us10004b7x. Event ids that are associated: us10004b7x. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Event epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 72 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.8947° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.8671° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km 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 2016-01-04 15:16:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-04 21:27:43 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 0.295 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 189 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 us10004b7x Id of event.
Event Code 10004b7x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004b7x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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