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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Coquimbo in Chile

Earthquake location -29.9603S, -71.5816WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Wednesday, 23 kilometers (14 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile. Exact location, longitude -71.5816° West, latitude -29.9603° South, depth = 36.95 km. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 36.95 km (23 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us7000cdip. Unique identifier: us7000cdip. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was picked up at 20:36:12 / 8:36 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 11/11/20 / 2020-11-11 20:36:12 / November 11, 2020 @ 8:36 pm.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vicuña, Ovalle, La Serena (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 23 km (15 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Vicuña (c. 13 500 pop).

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

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 23 km W of Coquimbo, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5816° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.9603° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 36.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 23 km W 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 2020-11-11 20:36:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-12 00:59:23 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2 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 259 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 0.3 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.8 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 92 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 us7000cdip Id of event.
Event Code 7000cdip An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cdip, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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