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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag was detected near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.6797S, -71.5658WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has occurred on Thursday, 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Ovalle in Chile. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us7000cdr9. Id of event: us7000cdr9. The temblor was detected at 10:24:45 / 10:24 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 41.16 km (26 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.5658 West, latitude -30.6797 South, depth = 41.16 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 12/11/20 / 2020-11-12 10:24:45 / November 12, 2020 @ 10:24 am.

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 La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria. The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 36 km (22 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop).

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

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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. 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: 36 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5658° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.6797° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.16 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36 km WSW 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 2020-11-12 10:24:45 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2020-11-19 10:14:39 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 0.059 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.07 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 61 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 us7000cdr9 Id of event.
Event Code 7000cdr9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us7000cdr9, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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