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Light earthquake 4.4 mag, 7 km SSW of Coquimbo, Chile

Earthquake location -30.0203S, -71.3623WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was reported 7 kilometers (4 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Wednesday. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 18/12/19 / 2019-12-18 18:44:51 / December 18, 2019 @ 6:44 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 14:44:51 / 2:44 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 40.56 km (25 miles). Event id: us60006tb2. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us60006tb2. Exact location of event, depth 40.56 km, -71.3623° West, -30.0203° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 8 km (5 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 17 km (10 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, Ovalle, Vicuña (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. 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 eighty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 7 km SSW of Coquimbo, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.3623° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.0203° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.56 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 7km SSW 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 2019-12-18 18:44:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2019-12-18 20:03:45 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 298 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 0.147 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.68 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 130 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 us60006tb2 Id of event.
Event Code 60006tb2 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us60006tb2, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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