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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.4423S, -71.6339WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -71.6339° West, latitude -30.4423° South, depth = 28.45 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:45:27 / 6:45 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 21:45:27 / January 19, 2016 @ 9:45 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004gfl. Unique identifier: us10004gfl. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.45 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 61 km (38 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 45 km WNW of Ovalle, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.6339° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.4423° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.45 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45km WNW 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 2016-01-19 21:45:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-12 04:47:34 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 246 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 0.23 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 185 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 us10004gfl Id of event.
Event Code 10004gfl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004gfl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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