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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 31 km WNW of Coquimbo, Chile

Earthquake location -29.8781S, -71.6573WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 21/07/18 / 2018-07-21 12:49:22 / July 21, 2018 @ 12:49 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 21.78 km (14 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us2000gb07. Unique identifier: us2000gb07. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 07:49:22 / 7:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.6573 West, latitude -29.8781 South, depth = 21.78 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, Ovalle, La Serena. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 32 km (20 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 39 km (25 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred 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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 31 km WNW of Coquimbo, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.6573° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.8781° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.78 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31km WNW 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 2018-07-21 12:49:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-07-22 04:41:00 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 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 0.366 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 182 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 us2000gb07 Id of event.
Event Code 2000gb07 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000gb07, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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