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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Coquimbo in Chile

Earthquake location -29.979S, -71.6746WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 11/08/20 / 2020-08-11 05:38:03 / August 11, 2020 @ 5:38 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us6000bch7. Unique identifier: us6000bch7. The temblor was picked up at 05:38:03 / 5:38 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.6746° West, -29.979° South, depth 37.74 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.74 km (23 miles).

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, Ovalle, La Serena. Epicenter of the event was 32 km (20 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 83 km (51 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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.

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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. 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: 32 km W of Coquimbo, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.6746° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.979° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.74 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32 km W 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 2020-08-11 05:38:03 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-08-17 08:19:07 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 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 0.782 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 148 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 us6000bch7 Id of event.
Event Code 6000bch7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000bch7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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