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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 63 km NW of Illapel, Chile



Earthquake location -31.2162S, -71.6255WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Illapel in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -71.6255° West, -31.2162° South, depth 45.9 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003ndh. Unique identifier: us10003ndh. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 13/10/15 / 2015-10-13 19:33:02 / October 13, 2015 @ 7:33 pm. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 16:33:02 / 4:33 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 45.9 km (29 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Monte Patria, Ovalle. Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 80 km (49 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 63 km NW of Illapel, Chile. This data 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 -71.6255° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.2162° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 45.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km 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 2015-10-13 19:33:02 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-14 17:28:17 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 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 0.54 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 111 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 us10003ndh Id of event.
Event Code 10003ndh An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003ndh, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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