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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.8265S, -71.4867WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 37 kilometers (23 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 04/04/16 / 2016-04-04 23:12:18 / April 4, 2016 @ 11:12 pm. The temblor was reported at 20:12:18 / 8:12 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 40.67 km (25 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.4867 West, latitude -30.8265 South, depth = 40.67 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005fgr. Id of event: us20005fgr.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 37 km (23 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel, Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop).

Every 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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days four hundred and sixty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. 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: 37 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.4867° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.8265° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 37km 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 2016-04-04 23:12:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-04 23:35:23 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 0.198 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 127 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 us20005fgr Id of event.
Event Code 20005fgr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005fgr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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