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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.828S, -71.5092WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 39 kilometers (24 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us70004jeb. Id of event: us70004jeb. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:02:23 / 9:02 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -71.5092° West, latitude -30.828° South, depth = 46.97 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 13/07/19 / 2019-07-13 01:02:23 / July 13, 2019 @ 1:02 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 46.97 km (29 miles).

The epicenter was 39 km (24 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Illapel, Monte Patria, Ovalle. 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 two, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days seventy-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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.

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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. 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: 39 km SW of Ovalle, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5092° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.828° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 46.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 39km SW 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 2019-07-13 01:02:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-07-13 01:33:32 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 312 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 0.188 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.16 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 142 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 us70004jeb Id of event.
Event Code 70004jeb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us70004jeb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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