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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag was detected near Ovalle in Chile

Earthquake location -30.7253S, -71.4734WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Ovalle in Chile on Friday. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 09:50:22 / 9:50 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 40.17 km (25 miles). Exact location, longitude -71.4734° West, latitude -30.7253° South, depth = 40.17 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us6000dgxn. Unique identifier: us6000dgxn. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 12/02/21 / 2021-02-12 09:50:22 / February 12, 2021 @ 9:50 am.

Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Coquimbo (c. 161 300 pop), 94 km (58 miles) from La Serena (c. 154 500 pop), 30 km (18 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Serena, Coquimbo, Monte Patria (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. 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 three, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 29 km WSW of Ovalle, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.4734° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -30.7253° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 40.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29 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 2021-02-12 09:50:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2021-02-12 10:04:28 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 2.7 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 312 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 0.148 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us6000dgxn Id of event.
Event Code 6000dgxn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us6000dgxn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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