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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.7084S, -71.3876WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Thursday, 21 kilometers (13 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.3876 West, latitude -30.7084 South, depth = 43.46 km. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 03:36:58 / 3:36 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us2000bkrs. Ids that are associated to the event: us2000bkrs. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 09/11/17 / 2017-11-09 07:36:58 / November 9, 2017 @ 7:36 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 43.46 km (27 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 22 km (13 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 41 km (26 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 four, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days sixty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 21 km SW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.3876° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.7084° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.46 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 21km SW 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 2017-11-09 07:36:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-11-09 07:55:21 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 371 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 0.215 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.91 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 mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us2000bkrs Id of event.
Event Code 2000bkrs An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000bkrs, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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