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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Coquimbo in Chile

Earthquake location -30.102S, -71.964WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 62 kilometers (39 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 28.1 km (17 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -71.964° West, latitude -30.102° South, depth = 28.1 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/04/17 / 2017-04-12 20:09:49 / April 12, 2017 @ 8:09 pm. Id of earthquake: us10008h1w. Event ids that are associated: us10008h1w. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 15:09:49 / 3:09 pm (local time epicenter).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle, La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 62 km (39 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days one hundred and nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city 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: 62 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.964° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.102° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 62km WSW 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 2017-04-12 20:09:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-12 21:34:12 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 284 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 us10008h1w Id of event.
Event Code 10008h1w An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008h1w, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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