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

Earthquake location -30.2982S, -71.8931WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Unique identifier: us10006sg4. Ids that are associated to the event: us10006sg4. The epicenter was at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location, longitude -71.8931° West, latitude -30.2982° South, depth = 10 km. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 21:23:45 / 9:23 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 25/09/16 / 2016-09-25 01:23:45 / September 25, 2016 @ 1:23 am UTC/GMT.

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 66 km (41 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 100 km (62 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, La Serena, Ovalle.

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 three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. 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: 65 km SW of Coquimbo, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.8931° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.2982° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km SW 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 2016-09-25 01:23:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-25 01:47:35 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 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 0.435 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 102 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 us10006sg4 Id of event.
Event Code 10006sg4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006sg4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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