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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Illapel in Chile



Earthquake location -31.759S, -72.0813WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has occurred on Saturday, 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us100049rw. Id of event: us100049rw. Exact location, longitude -72.0813° West, latitude -31.759° South, depth = 10 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 26/12/15 / 2015-12-26 23:50:30 / December 26, 2015 @ 11:50 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 18:50:30 / 6:50 pm (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles).

Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Illapel (min 5000 pop). Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been twelve, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days twenty-two and in the last 365 days three hundred and thirty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 87 km W of Illapel, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0813° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.759° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87km 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 2015-12-26 23:50:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-24 06:17:13 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 259 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 1.147 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 193 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 us100049rw Id of event.
Event Code 100049rw An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us100049rw, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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