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Light earthquake, 4.5 mag strikes near Illapel in Chile

Earthquake location -31.6982S, -72.1018WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was detected on Sunday, 89 kilometers (55 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/01/16 / 2016-01-25 04:35:57 / January 25, 2016 @ 4:35 am. The 4.5-magnitude earthquake was detected at 23:35:57 / 11:35 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 7.36 km (5 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10004gyp. Unique identifier: us10004gyp. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.1018 West, latitude -31.6982 South, depth = 7.36 km.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 89 km (55 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). 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).

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

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 89 km W of Illapel, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.1018° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.6982° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.36 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 89km 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 2016-01-25 04:35:57 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-26 04:56:07 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 312 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 1.096 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.66 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 191 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 us10004gyp Id of event.
Event Code 10004gyp An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004gyp, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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