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Light earthquake 4 mag, 42 km WNW of Ovalle, Chile



Earthquake location -30.4085S, -71.5875WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 42 kilometers (26 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:17:18 / 1:17 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20009kim. Id of event: us20009kim. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/06/17 / 2017-06-03 17:17:18 / June 3, 2017 @ 5:17 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 28.93 km (18 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -71.5875° West, -30.4085° South, depth 28.93 km.

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, La Serena, Coquimbo.

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ninety-seven 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. 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 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: 42 km WNW of Ovalle, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5875° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.4085° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 28.93 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 42km 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 2017-06-03 17:17:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-06-03 19:18:02 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 246 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 0.267 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.33 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 181 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20009kim Id of event.
Event Code 20009kim An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20009kim, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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