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Light earthquake, 4.9 mag was detected near Carahue in Chile

Earthquake location -38.7821S, -73.345WA light earthquake magnitude 4.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 17 kilometers (11 miles) from Carahue in Chile. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22.34 km (14 miles). The temblor was detected at 22:28:38 / 10:28 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20004150. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004150. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/11/15 / 2015-11-01 01:28:38 / November 1, 2015 @ 1:28 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 22.34 km, -73.345° West, -38.7821° South.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vilcún, Loncoche, Lautaro (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 65 km (40 miles) from Temuco (c. 238 100 pop), 84 km (52 miles) from Lautaro (c. 21 600 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Nueva Imperial (c. 18 800 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Loncoche (c. 15 600 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Traiguén (c. 14 500 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Pitrufquén (c. 13 700 pop), 18 km (11 miles) from Carahue (c. 11 900 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days six 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

Questions or comments?

What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 17 km WSW of Carahue, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.345° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -38.7821° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.34 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 17km WSW of Carahue, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2015-11-01 01:28:38 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2015-11-01 02:05:25 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 17 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.1 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 376 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 1.15 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.79 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 125 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 us20004150 Id of event.
Event Code 20004150 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004150, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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