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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.8511S, -71.3552WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 31 kilometers (19 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 37.61 km (23 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.3552 West, latitude -30.8511 South, depth = 37.61 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 03/01/21 / 2021-01-03 13:20:21 / January 3, 2021 @ 1:20 pm. The temblor was picked up at 13:20:21 / 1:20 pm (local time epicenter). Id of earthquake: us6000d591. Event ids that are associated: us6000d591. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel, Monte Patria, Ovalle (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 32 km (20 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 31 km SSW of Ovalle, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.3552° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.8511° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.61 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 31 km SSW 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 2021-01-03 13:20:21 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-03 14:24:29 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 312 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 0.298 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.75 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 131 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 us6000d591 Id of event.
Event Code 6000d591 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d591, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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