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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.3955S, -71.6113WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 45 kilometers (28 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Tuesday. Id of earthquake: us7000bk2y. Event ids that are associated: us7000bk2y. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 24.82 km (15 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -71.6113° West, -30.3955° South, depth 24.82 km. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 08/09/20 / 2020-09-08 22:26:22 / September 8, 2020 @ 10:26 pm. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 22:26:22 / 10:26 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Monte Patria, La Serena, Coquimbo. Epicenter of the earthquake was 56 km (35 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 46 km (28 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 45 km WNW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.6113° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.3955° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.82 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 45 km WNW of Ovalle, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2020-09-08 22:26:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-08 23:06:40 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 0.278 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 156 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 us7000bk2y Id of event.
Event Code 7000bk2y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bk2y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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