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Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag has occurred near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.5823S, -71.7646WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Saturday. The temblor was reported at 08:26:59 / 8:26 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.7646 West, latitude -30.5823 South, depth = 30.07 km. Global time and date of event 23/01/21 / 2021-01-23 08:26:59 / January 23, 2021 @ 8:26 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 30.07 km (19 miles). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000d2mu. Id of event: us7000d2mu.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Coquimbo, Monte Patria, Ovalle. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 54 km (34 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).

There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 54 km W of Ovalle, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.7646° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.5823° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.07 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54 km W 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 2021-01-23 08:26:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-24 05:47:27 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 222 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 0.144 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 167 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us7000d2mu Id of event.
Event Code 7000d2mu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000d2mu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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