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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Coquimbo in Chile

Earthquake location -29.8574S, -72.0697WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -72.0697° West, -29.8574° South, depth 9.63 km. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:04:53 / 4:04 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 9.63 km (6 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100073b4. Id of event: us100073b4. 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: 31/10/16 / 2016-10-31 21:04:53 / October 31, 2016 @ 9:04 pm.

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days one hundred and ninety-two 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. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 70 km W of Coquimbo, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0697° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.8574° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 9.63 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km W 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 2016-10-31 21:04:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-31 21:47:09 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 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 0.724 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us100073b4 Id of event.
Event Code 100073b4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100073b4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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