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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near La Serena in Chile



Earthquake location -30.0599S, -71.0809WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 23 kilometers (14 miles) from La Serena in Chile on Wednesday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 63.75 km (40 miles). Unique identifier: us10004sfm. Ids that are associated to the event: us10004sfm. Exact location of earthquake, -71.0809° West, -30.0599° South, depth 63.75 km. The temblor was picked up at 18:59:31 / 6:59 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of earthquake 24/02/16 / 2016-02-24 21:59:31 / February 24, 2016 @ 9:59 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the event was 28 km (17 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 61 km (38 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Ovalle, Vicuña. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days two hundred and fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 23 km SE of La Serena, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.0809° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.0599° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 63.75 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23km SE of La Serena, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-24 21:59:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-24 22:17:36 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 312 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 0.196 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 98 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 us10004sfm Id of event.
Event Code 10004sfm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004sfm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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