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Minor earthquake, 3.7 mag was detected near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.3544S, -71.6949WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.7 (ml/mb) has struck on Saturday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 27.51 km (17 miles). Global time and date of event 05/03/17 / 2017-03-05 01:52:06 / March 5, 2017 @ 1:52 am UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -71.6949 West, latitude -30.3544 South, depth = 27.51 km. The temblor was picked up at 21:52:06 / 9:52 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008719. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008719.

The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days one hundred and twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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 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: 54 km WNW of Ovalle, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.6949° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.3544° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 27.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km WNW 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 2017-03-05 01:52:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-30 00:17:01 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 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 0.322 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.87 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 192 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 us10008719 Id of event.
Event Code 10008719 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008719, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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