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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near La Serena in Chile

Earthquake location -29.3659S, -71.4904WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 64 kilometers (40 miles) from La Serena in Chile. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us2000h6u9. Id of event: us2000h6u9. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 07:04:11 / 7:04 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.4904 West, latitude -29.3659 South, depth = 35 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 02/09/18 / 2018-09-02 11:04:11 / September 2, 2018 @ 11:04 am.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, La Serena (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 67 km (42 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days fourty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 64 km NNW of La Serena, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.4904° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.3659° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km 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 2018-09-02 11:04:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-02 11:28:15 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 0.592 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.4 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us2000h6u9 Id of event.
Event Code 2000h6u9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us2000h6u9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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