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Light earthquake 4.2 mag, 32 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile

Earthquake location -30.7251S, -71.5109WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 23:31:21 / 11:31 pm (local time epicenter). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 21/10/20 / 2020-10-21 23:31:21 / October 21, 2020 @ 11:31 pm. The epicenter was at a depth of 37.41 km (23 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.5109 West, latitude -30.7251 South, depth = 37.41 km. Unique identifier: us6000cb2n. Ids that are associated to the event: us6000cb2n.

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 Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle. Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days fifty 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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 32 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5109° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.7251° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.41 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32 km WSW 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 2020-10-21 23:31:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-10-31 02:27:35 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 271 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 0.118 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 73 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 us6000cb2n Id of event.
Event Code 6000cb2n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000cb2n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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