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Light earthquake, 4 mag was detected near Illapel in Chile



Earthquake location -31.186S, -71.735WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 73 kilometers (45 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Monday. Exact location of event, depth 26.4 km, -71.735° West, -31.186° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 01:50:18 / 1:50 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003mxi. Id of event: us10003mxi. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 12/10/15 / 2015-10-12 04:50:18 / October 12, 2015 @ 4:50 am. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 26.4 km (16 miles).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 83 km (51 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Ovalle, Illapel.

In the past 24 hours, there have been eight, in the last 10 days fourty-two, in the past 30 days three hundred and twelve and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 73 km NW of Illapel, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.735° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.186° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 26.4 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 73km NW 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 2015-10-12 04:50:18 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-13 23:07:48 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 246 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 1.01 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 us10003mxi Id of event.
Event Code 10003mxi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003mxi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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