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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag strikes near Ovalle in Chile



Earthquake location -30.752S, -71.5038WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 33 kilometers (21 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.16 km (23 miles). Unique identifier: us20005j8a. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005j8a. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.5038 West, latitude -30.752 South, depth = 37.16 km. The temblor was detected at 11:59:44 / 11:59 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 17/04/16 / 2016-04-17 14:59:44 / April 17, 2016 @ 2:59 pm.

Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 90 km (56 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 97 km (60 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop).

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

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 33 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5038° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.752° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 33km WSW 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 2016-04-17 14:59:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-17 15:49:08 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 354 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 0.137 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 81 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 us20005j8a Id of event.
Event Code 20005j8a An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005j8a, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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