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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Coquimbo in Chile



Earthquake location -30.1543S, -71.9363WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 61 kilometers (38 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Id of earthquake: us20004uml. Event ids that are associated: us20004uml. Exact location, longitude -71.9363° West, latitude -30.1543° South, depth = 11.28 km. The temblor was picked up at 04:08:54 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 11.28 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact time and date of earthquake 26/01/16 / 2016-01-26 09:08:54 / January 26, 2016 @ 9:08 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle, La Serena, Coquimbo. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 62 km (38 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop).

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

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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. 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: 61 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.9363° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.1543° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 61km 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 2016-01-26 09:08:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-26 09:25:13 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 354 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 0.579 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 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 us20004uml Id of event.
Event Code 20004uml An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004uml, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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