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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Lebu in Chile

Earthquake location -37.9058S, -73.8523WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 36 kilometers (22 miles) from Lebu in Chile on Thursday. The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:08:41 / 1:08 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, longitude -73.8523 West, latitude -37.9058 South, depth = 30.36 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 30.36 km (19 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us1000320y. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us1000320y. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/08/15 / 2015-08-13 18:08:41 / August 13, 2015 @ 6:08 pm.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Angol, Arauco, Curanilahue. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 100 km (62 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 37 km (23 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 42 km (26 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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 SSW of Lebu, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.8523° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.9058° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 36km SSW of Lebu, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-08-13 18:08:41 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-08-13 19:24:29 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 3 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 356 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 1.841 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 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 us1000320y Id of event.
Event Code 1000320y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us1000320y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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