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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 53 km WNW of Illapel, Chile



Earthquake location -31.479S, -71.695WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) was reported 53 kilometers (33 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Friday. Unique identifier: us10003jhe. Ids that are associated to the event: us10003jhe. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.695 West, latitude -31.479 South, depth = 19.8 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.8 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was detected at 00:00:40 / 12:00 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 18/09/15 / 2015-09-18 03:00:40 / September 18, 2015 @ 3:00 am UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 53 km (33 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home 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: 53 km WNW of Illapel, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.695° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.479° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.8 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 53km WNW 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 2015-09-18 03:00:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-08 01:46:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 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 284 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 us10003jhe Id of event.
Event Code 10003jhe An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003jhe, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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