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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.785S, -71.4794WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Event id: us10004sk4. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004sk4. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 08:27:54 / 8:27 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.4794° West, -30.785° South, depth 41.02 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 25/02/16 / 2016-02-25 11:27:54 / February 25, 2016 @ 11:27 am. 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 41.02 km (25 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 93 km (58 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Illapel, Coquimbo, Monte Patria.

In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days twelve, in the past 30 days twenty-five and in the last 365 days four hundred and thirty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. 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: 33 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.4794° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.785° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km SW 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 2016-02-25 11:27:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-25 11:56:46 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 0.173 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us10004sk4 Id of event.
Event Code 10004sk4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004sk4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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