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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 38 km W of Ovalle, Chile



Earthquake location -30.6126S, -71.6057WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 38 kilometers (24 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 00:59:56 / February 10, 2016 @ 12:59 am. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:59:56 / 9:59 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us20004z5s. Event ids that are associated: us20004z5s. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.6057 West, latitude -30.6126 South, depth = 28.91 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 28.91 km (18 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days fifteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. 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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 38 km W of Ovalle, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.6057° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.6126° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km 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 2016-02-10 00:59:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-10 01:48:08 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 340 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 0.066 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 us20004z5s Id of event.
Event Code 20004z5s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004z5s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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