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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near La Serena in Chile

Earthquake location -29.3829S, -70.8021WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from La Serena in Chile on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 76.12 km (47 miles). 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: 19/08/19 / 2019-08-19 13:49:17 / August 19, 2019 @ 1:49 pm. Unique identifier: us600056yu. Ids that are associated to the event: us600056yu. The temblor was picked up at 09:49:17 / 9:49 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -70.8021° West, -29.3829° South, depth 76.12 km.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vallenar, Coquimbo, Vicuña. Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 82 km (51 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 72 km (45 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 two and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 72 km NE of La Serena, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.8021° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.3829° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 76.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km NE 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 2019-08-19 13:49:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-08-19 14:25:34 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 271 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 0.381 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.19 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us600056yu Id of event.
Event Code 600056yu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600056yu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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