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Light earthquake: M4.4 quake has struck near Illapel in Chile

Earthquake location -31.7613S, -72.1498WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 94 kilometers (58 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Unique identifier: us10003jc5. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003jc5. The epicenter was at a depth of 16.95 km (11 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.1498 West, latitude -31.7613 South, depth = 16.95 km. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 15:12:44 / 3:12 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 30/09/15 / 2015-09-30 20:12:44 / September 30, 2015 @ 8:12 pm UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 94 km (58 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop).

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

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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: 94 km W of Illapel, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.1498° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.7613° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.95 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 94km W of Illapel, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-09-30 20:12:44 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-09-30 22:18:40 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 0 The total number of felt reports
CDI 1 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 298 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 1.128 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 150 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 us10003jc5 Id of event.
Event Code 10003jc5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003jc5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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