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Light earthquake: M4.7 quake has struck near Lo Prado in Chile

Earthquake location -33.4845S, -70.8617WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 13 kilometers (8 miles) from Lo Prado in Chile on Monday. Global time and date of event 19/10/15 / 2015-10-19 14:37:51 / October 19, 2015 @ 2:37 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -70.8617 West, latitude -33.4845 South, depth = 79.17 km. The temblor was detected at 11:37:51 / 11:37 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 79.17 km (49 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10003pni. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003pni.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Valparaíso, Hacienda La Calera, San Felipe. Epicenter of the event was 20 km (12 miles) from Santiago (c. 4 837 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Puente Alto (c. 510 400 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Viña del Mar (c. 294 600 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Valparaíso (c. 282 400 pop), 19 km (12 miles) from San Bernardo (c. 249 900 pop), 77 km (48 miles) from Rancagua (c. 212 700 pop), 24 km (15 miles) from La Pintana (c. 201 200 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Each 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 three and in the last 365 days twenty-one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage 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: 13 km WSW of Lo Prado, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.8617° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.4845° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 79.17 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 13km WSW of Lo Prado, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-19 14:37:51 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-19 18:05:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 11 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 343 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 0.138 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 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 us10003pni Id of event.
Event Code 10003pni An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003pni, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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