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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near La Ligua in Chile



Earthquake location -32.1444S, -71.8718WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from La Ligua in Chile on Monday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.43 km (6 miles). Exact location of event, longitude -71.8718 West, latitude -32.1444 South, depth = 10.43 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10003kjt. Event ids that are associated: us10003kjt. The temblor was picked up at 16:58:16 / 4:58 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 05/10/15 / 2015-10-05 21:58:16 / October 5, 2015 @ 9:58 pm.

Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel, La Ligua (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-six, in the past 30 days one hundred and sixty-seven and in the last 365 days one hundred and eighty-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 69 km WNW of La Ligua, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.8718° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.1444° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.43 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km WNW of La Ligua, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-05 21:58:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-05 22:20:02 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 0.898 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 148 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 us10003kjt Id of event.
Event Code 10003kjt An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003kjt, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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