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Light earthquake 4.9 mag, 44 km SSW of Coquimbo, Chile

Earthquake location -30.3119S, -71.5433WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) was reported 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Thursday. The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:33:17 / 1:33 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 17/09/20 / 2020-09-17 01:33:17 / September 17, 2020 @ 1:33 am. All ids that are associated to the event: us7000bp82. Unique identifier: us7000bp82. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -71.5433 West, latitude -30.3119 South, depth = 35 km.

The epicenter was 44 km (28 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 46 km (29 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, Monte Patria, La Serena (min 5000 pop).

Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fourty-nine 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.

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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: 44 km SSW of Coquimbo, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5433° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.3119° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44 km 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 2020-09-17 01:33:17 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-09-17 01:53:21 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 369 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 0.369 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 83 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mww The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000bp82 Id of event.
Event Code 7000bp82 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000bp82, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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