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Light earthquake: M4.2 quake has struck near Coquimbo in Chile

Earthquake location -29.7923S, -71.6415WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Coquimbo in Chile on Thursday. The epicenter was at a depth of 22.1 km (14 miles). 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: 07/01/21 / 2021-01-07 19:19:50 / January 7, 2021 @ 7:19 pm. Exact location of event, depth 22.1 km, -71.6415° West, -29.7923° South. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 19:19:50 / 7:19 pm (local time epicenter). Event id: us6000d6it. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us6000d6it.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Serena, Coquimbo. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 34 km (21 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days fifty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 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. 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: 34 km WNW of Coquimbo, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.6415° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -29.7923° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34 km WNW 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 2021-01-07 19:19:50 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-01-07 22:36:10 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 271 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 0.372 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.95 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 188 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000d6it Id of event.
Event Code 6000d6it An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000d6it, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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