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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Iquique in Chile



Earthquake location -20.0056S, -71.009WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 93 km WNW of Iquique, Chile (58 miles). Exact location of earthquake, -71.009° West, -20.0056° South, depth 11.6 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.6 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake was detected at 11:41:32 / 11:41 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 06/10/15 / 2015-10-06 16:41:32 / October 6, 2015 @ 4:41 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Id of earthquake: us10003kqa. Event ids that are associated: us10003kqa.

Every 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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: 93 km WNW of Iquique, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.009° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.0056° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 93km WNW of Iquique, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-06 16:41:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-06 20:41:24 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 271 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 0.865 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 182 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 us10003kqa Id of event.
Event Code 10003kqa An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003kqa, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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