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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Coquimbo in Chile

Earthquake location -29.9932S, -71.716WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Friday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 25.51 km (16 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -71.716 West, latitude -29.9932 South, depth = 25.51 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us1000h437. Unique identifier: us1000h437. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/09/18 / 2018-09-28 22:02:57 / September 28, 2018 @ 10:02 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 17:02:57 / 5:02 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle, La Serena, Coquimbo. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 37 km (23 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop).

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 two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 36 km W of Coquimbo, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.716° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.9932° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 25.51 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km W 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 2018-09-28 22:02:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2018-09-28 22:27:13 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 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 0.421 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 175 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 us1000h437 Id of event.
Event Code 1000h437 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000h437, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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