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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag has occurred near La Ligua in Chile

Earthquake location -32.106S, -71.224WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 38 kilometers (24 miles) from La Ligua in Chile on Tuesday. The temblor was picked up at 04:08:48 / 4:08 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 82.9 km (52 miles) below the earth’s surface. Event id: us10004fif. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10004fif. Exact location of event, depth 82.9 km, -71.224° West, -32.106° South. Exact time and date of earthquake 19/01/16 / 2016-01-19 07:08:48 / January 19, 2016 @ 7:08 am UTC/GMT.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Quillota, Llaillay, San Felipe (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 86 km (54 miles) from Quillota (c. 67 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from San Felipe (c. 59 300 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop), 39 km (24 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 85 km (53 miles) from Llaillay (c. 16 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days six, in the past 30 days seventeen and in the last 365 days two hundred and thirty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. 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: 38 km N of La Ligua, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.224° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.106° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 82.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 38km N of La Ligua, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-01-19 07:08:48 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-01-29 13:49:57 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 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 271 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 2.17 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 us10004fif Id of event.
Event Code 10004fif An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004fif, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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