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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 49 km WNW of Valparaiso, Chile



Earthquake location -32.8054S, -72.0814WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) strikes 49 kilometers (30 miles) from Valparaiso in Chile on Thursday. Event id: us10003ji6. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003ji6. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 13.71 km (9 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 11:47:54 / 11:47 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -72.0814° West, latitude -32.8054° South, depth = 13.71 km. Exact time and date of earthquake 01/10/15 / 2015-10-01 16:47:54 / October 1, 2015 @ 4:47 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was La Ligua, Hacienda La Calera, Limache (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 55 km (34 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 50 km (31 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Quilpué (c. 130 300 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Villa Alemana (c. 97 300 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 81 km (50 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 nineteen, in the past 30 days fifty-two and in the last 365 days sixty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 49 km WNW of Valparaiso, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0814° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.8054° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.71 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 49km WNW of Valparaiso, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-01 16:47:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-01 20:03:33 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 259 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 0.431 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.06 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us10003ji6 Id of event.
Event Code 10003ji6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003ji6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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