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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag has occurred near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.4903S, -71.3347WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Exact time and date of earthquake 21/05/19 / 2019-05-21 19:25:13 / May 21, 2019 @ 7:25 pm UTC/GMT. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:25:13 / 3:25 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 54.82 km, -71.3347° West, -30.4903° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 54.82 km (34 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60003qcj. Id of event: us60003qcj.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, La Serena, Coquimbo (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 60 km (37 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 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 one, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 17 km NW of Ovalle, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.3347° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.4903° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 54.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km NW of Ovalle, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2019-05-21 19:25:13 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-05-21 20:47:17 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 326 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 0.317 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 122 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 us60003qcj Id of event.
Event Code 60003qcj An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60003qcj, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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