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Light earthquake, 4 mag has occurred near La Serena in Chile

Earthquake location -29.6965S, -71.3331WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 24 kilometers (15 miles) from La Serena in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 10:57:31 / 10:57 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 41.15 km (26 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/08/18 / 2018-08-28 14:57:31 / August 28, 2018 @ 2:57 pm. Exact location of earthquake, -71.3331° West, -29.6965° South, depth 41.15 km. Unique identifier: us1000gixd. Ids that are associated to the event: us1000gixd.

The epicenter was 29 km (18 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 25 km (15 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, Coquimbo, La Serena. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 24 km NNW of La Serena, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.3331° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.6965° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.15 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 24km 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 2018-08-28 14:57:31 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-08-28 15:33:07 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 246 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 0.236 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.6 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 174 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us1000gixd Id of event.
Event Code 1000gixd An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000gixd, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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