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Minor earthquake, 3.7 mag strikes near Coquimbo in Chile

Earthquake location -29.8407S, -71.6931WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 35 kilometers (22 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. The temblor was reported at 21:56:14 / 9:56 pm (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006s84. Id of event: us10006s84. Exact location, longitude -71.6931° West, latitude -29.8407° South, depth = 29.74 km. Global time and date of event 24/09/16 / 2016-09-24 02:56:14 / September 24, 2016 @ 2:56 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 29.74 km (18 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo. Earthquake epicenter was 36 km (23 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each year there are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 35 km WNW of Coquimbo, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.6931° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.8407° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 35km WNW of Coquimbo, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-24 02:56:14 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-24 21:31:59 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 211 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 0.402 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.7 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 178 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 us10006s84 Id of event.
Event Code 10006s84 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006s84, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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