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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near La Serena in Chile

Earthquake location -29.45S, -71.3374WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 51 kilometers (32 miles) from La Serena in Chile on Wednesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 05:01:07 / 5:01 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 38.77 km (24 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000av9i. Unique identifier: us2000av9i. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/09/17 / 2017-09-27 09:01:07 / September 27, 2017 @ 9:01 am. Exact location of earthquake, -71.3374° West, -29.45° South, depth 38.77 km.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, Coquimbo, La Serena. The epicenter was 56 km (35 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 51 km (32 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).

Each 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 fourty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 51 km N of La Serena, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.3374° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.45° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 38.77 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 51km N of La Serena, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-09-27 09:01:07 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-09-27 09:18:06 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 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 0.474 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 161 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 us2000av9i Id of event.
Event Code 2000av9i An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000av9i, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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