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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag was detected near Illapel in Chile



Earthquake location -31.697S, -72.02WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The epicenter was at a depth of 41.8 km (26 miles). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 27/12/15 / 2015-12-27 10:57:27 / December 27, 2015 @ 10:57 am. Id of earthquake: us100049vn. Event ids that are associated: us100049vn. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.02 West, latitude -31.697 South, depth = 41.8 km. The temblor was detected at 05:57:27 / 5:57 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Illapel (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

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

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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. 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: 81 km W of Illapel, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.02° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.697° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.8 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 2015-12-27 10:57:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-08 12:55:43 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 298 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 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 us100049vn Id of event.
Event Code 100049vn An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100049vn, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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