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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near La Serena in Chile

Earthquake location -29.5154S, -71.1962WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 43 kilometers (27 miles) from La Serena in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 75.68 km (47 miles). The temblor was picked up at 21:37:00 / 9:37 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.1962 West, latitude -29.5154 South, depth = 75.68 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Unique identifier: us6000851q. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000851q. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/02/20 / 2020-02-27 01:37:00 / February 27, 2020 @ 1:37 am.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, Coquimbo, La Serena. Event epicenter was 51 km (31 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearby 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 two and in the last 365 days fourty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 43 km N of La Serena, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.1962° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.5154° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 75.68 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 43km N 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 2020-02-27 01:37:00 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-02-27 01:59:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 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 355 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 0.403 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 93 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 us6000851q Id of event.
Event Code 6000851q An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000851q, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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