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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag strikes near Coquimbo in Chile

Earthquake location -30.1319S, -71.6088WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) strikes 32 kilometers (20 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Monday. Exact location, longitude -71.6088° West, latitude -30.1319° South, depth = 33.35 km. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 18/01/21 / 2021-01-18 05:45:57 / January 18, 2021 @ 5:45 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 05:45:57 / 5:45 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 33.35 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. Unique identifier: us7000d11h. Ids that are associated to the event: us7000d11h.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 33 km (20 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 43 km (27 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Vicuña, Ovalle.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-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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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 32 km SW of Coquimbo, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.6088° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.1319° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 32 km SW 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 2021-01-18 05:45:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-18 06:00:34 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 0.385 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 143 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 us7000d11h Id of event.
Event Code 7000d11h An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d11h, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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