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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near offshore Coquimbo, Chile



Earthquake location -29.8377S, -71.4988WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, offshore Coquimbo, Chile kilometers (0 miles) from offshore Coquimbo, Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 16:43:33 / 4:43 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -71.4988 West, latitude -29.8377 South, depth = 46.33 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10007bsz. Unique identifier: us10007bsz. Global time and date of event 23/11/16 / 2016-11-23 16:43:33 / November 23, 2016 @ 4:43 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 46.33 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 20 km (12 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 25 km (16 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Ovalle, Vicuña, La Serena (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: offshore Coquimbo, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.4988° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.8377° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place offshore 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 2016-11-23 16:43:33 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-28 00:03:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 271 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 0.24 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.72 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 177 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 us10007bsz Id of event.
Event Code 10007bsz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007bsz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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