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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 70 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile



Earthquake location -30.1052S, -72.0561WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. The temblor was picked up at 05:38:51 / 5:38 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000bj5r. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bj5r. The epicenter was at a depth of 12.14 km (8 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 06/11/17 / 2017-11-06 10:38:51 / November 6, 2017 @ 10:38 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.0561 West, latitude -30.1052 South, depth = 12.14 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle, La Serena, Coquimbo. Event epicenter was 71 km (44 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 99 km (62 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop). Nearby 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 four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 70 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0561° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.1052° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.14 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km 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 2017-11-06 10:38:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-06 11:12:13 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 340 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 0.673 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 88 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 us2000bj5r Id of event.
Event Code 2000bj5r An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bj5r, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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