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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Ancud in Chile



Earthquake location -41.9082S, -73.6322WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Ancud in Chile on Sunday. The temblor was detected at 01:02:40 / 1:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -73.6322° West, latitude -41.9082° South, depth = 49.28 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 49.28 km (31 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 25/10/15 / 2015-10-25 04:02:40 / October 25, 2015 @ 4:02 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10003r97. Unique identifier: us10003r97.

Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). The epicenter was 75 km (47 miles) from Puerto Montt (c. 160 100 pop), 64 km (40 miles) from Castro (c. 29 900 pop), 16 km (10 miles) from Ancud (c. 28 000 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Puerto Varas (c. 25 000 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Calbuco (c. 12 500 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Varas, Chonchi, Puerto Montt (min 5000 pop).

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 one and in the last 365 days two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year.

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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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 16 km ESE of Ancud, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.6322° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -41.9082° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 49.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km ESE of Ancud, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-10-25 04:02:40 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-10-25 04:35:43 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 299 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 0.516 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.03 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 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 us10003r97 Id of event.
Event Code 10003r97 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10003r97, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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