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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Coquimbo in Chile



Earthquake location -30.022S, -71.5244WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 19 kilometers (12 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Monday. Exact location of event, longitude -71.5244 West, latitude -30.022 South, depth = 35 km. Global time and date of event 25/09/17 / 2017-09-25 07:27:12 / September 25, 2017 @ 7:27 am UTC/GMT. Event id: us2000au5p. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000au5p. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 35 km (22 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:27:12 / 3:27 am (local time epicenter).

The epicenter was 19 km (12 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, Vicuña, Ovalle (min 5000 pop).

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

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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: 19 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5244° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.022° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 19km 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 2017-09-25 07:27:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-25 08:06:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 298 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 0.268 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.23 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us2000au5p Id of event.
Event Code 2000au5p An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000au5p, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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