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Minor World Earthquakes Magnitude -3.9

Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag has occurred near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.5973S, -71.596WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, -71.596° West, -30.5973° South, depth 33.67 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004ddu. Id of event: us10004ddu. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 33.67 km (21 miles). The temblor was detected at 20:01:50 / 8:01 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 10/01/16 / 2016-01-10 23:01:50 / January 10, 2016 @ 11:01 pm UTC/GMT.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 76 km (47 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days nineteen, in the past 30 days thirty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year.

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

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.596° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.5973° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km 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 2016-01-10 23:01:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-07 01:21:48 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 234 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 0.083 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10004ddu Id of event.
Event Code 10004ddu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004ddu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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