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Light earthquake 4 mag, 81 km W of Illapel, Chile



Earthquake location -31.7517S, -72.0152WA light earthquake with magnitude 4 (ml/mb) was reported 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Saturday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 10.24 km (6 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -72.0152° West, -31.7517° South, depth 10.24 km. Event id: us10003jzg. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10003jzg. The 4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 04:08:53 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 03/10/15 / 2015-10-03 09:08:53 / October 3, 2015 @ 9:08 am UTC/GMT.

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Illapel. Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (50 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop).

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

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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: 81 km W of Illapel, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0152° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.7517° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.24 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km W 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 2015-10-03 09:08:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-23 08:54:02 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 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 1.024 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 139 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 us10003jzg Id of event.
Event Code 10003jzg An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003jzg, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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