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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Illapel in Chile



Earthquake location -31.4403S, -72.0291WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Friday, 84 kilometers (52 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 34.18 km (21 miles). The temblor was reported at 07:49:09 / 7:49 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.0291 West, latitude -31.4403 South, depth = 34.18 km. Global time and date of event 16/10/15 / 2015-10-16 12:49:09 / October 16, 2015 @ 12:49 pm UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us10003p4f. Event ids that are associated: us10003p4f.

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 Illapel. The epicenter was 84 km (52 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days twenty-seven, in the past 30 days three hundred and thirty-eight and in the last 365 days three hundred and fifty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 84 km WNW 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 -72.0291° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.4403° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 34.18 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 84km 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 2015-10-16 12:49:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-16 15:08:48 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 0.835 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 196 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 us10003p4f Id of event.
Event Code 10003p4f An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003p4f, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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