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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 44 km WSW of Talcahuano, Chile



Earthquake location -36.7973S, -73.6072WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (mg/mb) was reported Monday, 44 kilometers (27 miles) from Talcahuano in Chile. The temblor was reported at 09:40:05 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter) at a depth of 13.13 km (8 miles). Global time of event 2015-01-27 02:40:05 UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued, according to the U.S. Geological Survey. Exact location of event, longitude -73.6072 West, latitude -36.7973 South, depth 13.13 km.

Close countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 44 km (28 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 49 km (31 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop). Nearest city, towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Yumbel, La Laja, Lebu.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.6072° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -36.7973° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.13 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 44km WSW of Talcahuano, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-01-27 02:40:05 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-01-27 03:45:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 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 341 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 0.468 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 124 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 usb000tii9 Id of event.
Event Code b000tii9 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS usb000tii9 A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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