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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Coquimbo in Chile

Earthquake location -29.2091S, -71.7628WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 91 kilometers (57 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Exact location, longitude -71.7628° West, latitude -29.2091° South, depth = 29.33 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 27/10/19 / 2019-10-27 08:33:54 / October 27, 2019 @ 8:33 am. Unique identifier: us600063iz. Ids that are associated to the event: us600063iz. The epicenter was at a depth of 29.33 km (18 miles). The temblor was reported at 03:33:54 / 3:33 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coquimbo, La Serena (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 92 km (57 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 92 km (57 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days fifty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity 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: 91 km NNW of Coquimbo, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.7628° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.2091° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.33 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 91km NNW 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 2019-10-27 08:33:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-10-27 08:49:07 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 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 0.841 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 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 us600063iz Id of event.
Event Code 600063iz An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us600063iz, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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