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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Coquimbo in Chile

Earthquake location -30.0356S, -71.6174WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 28 kilometers (17 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Event id: us6000ac0x. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000ac0x. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 15/06/20 / 2020-06-15 04:35:44 / June 15, 2020 @ 4:35 am. The temblor was detected at 04:35:44 / 4:35 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -71.6174° West, latitude -30.0356° South, depth = 31.97 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 31.97 km (20 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Event epicenter was 28 km (18 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 38 km (24 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 75 km (46 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Vicuña, Ovalle, La Serena (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 four and in the last 365 days sixty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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. 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: 28 km WSW of Coquimbo, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.6174° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.0356° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 31.97 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 28 km WSW 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 2020-06-15 04:35:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-06-15 05:08:50 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 284 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 0.348 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.31 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 190 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 us6000ac0x Id of event.
Event Code 6000ac0x An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000ac0x, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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