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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.663S, -71.372WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us10006qp7. Event ids that are associated: us10006qp7. Exact location of event, longitude -71.372 West, latitude -30.663 South, depth = 50.5 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 50.5 km (31 miles). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 12:06:58 / 12:06 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 18/09/16 / 2016-09-18 16:06:58 / September 18, 2016 @ 4:06 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 79 km (49 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days three hundred and sixty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 17 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.372° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.663° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 50.5 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km 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 2016-09-18 16:06:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-18 17:37:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 259 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006qp7 Id of event.
Event Code 10006qp7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006qp7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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