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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag has occurred near La Serena in Chile

Earthquake location -29.7043S, -71.3824WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 25 kilometers (16 miles) from La Serena in Chile. Global time and date of event 12/08/18 / 2018-08-12 05:13:43 / August 12, 2018 @ 5:13 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us1000g74f. Event ids that are associated: us1000g74f. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 44.21 km (27 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of event, longitude -71.3824 West, latitude -29.7043 South, depth = 44.21 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 01:13:43 / 1:13 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 28 km (17 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, Coquimbo, La Serena (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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 three and in the last 365 days fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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: 25 km NNW of La Serena, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.3824° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.7043° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 44.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 25km NNW 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 2018-08-12 05:13:43 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-12 05:46:09 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 259 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 0.247 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 109 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 us1000g74f Id of event.
Event Code 1000g74f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000g74f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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