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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag has occurred near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.3572S, -71.7324WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Tuesday, 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 29.21 km (18 miles). The temblor was detected at 19:07:29 / 7:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -71.7324° West, latitude -30.3572° South, depth = 29.21 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us200067rb. Id of event: us200067rb. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 28/06/16 / 2016-06-28 23:07:29 / June 28, 2016 @ 11:07 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, La Serena, Coquimbo. Event epicenter was 59 km (36 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days fourteen and in the last 365 days four hundred and fifty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 57 km WNW of Ovalle, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.7324° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.3572° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 29.21 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km WNW 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 2016-06-28 23:07:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-06-28 23:27:53 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 0.326 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 84 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 us200067rb Id of event.
Event Code 200067rb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200067rb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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