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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag has occurred near Arauco in Chile



Earthquake location -37.1297S, -73.9778WA light earthquake magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) strikes 60 kilometers (37 miles) from Arauco in Chile on Tuesday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -73.9778 West, latitude -37.1297 South, depth = 15.6 km. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20004z0t. Id of event: us20004z0t. The temblor was detected at 09:20:46 / 9:20 am (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 09/02/16 / 2016-02-09 14:20:46 / February 9, 2016 @ 2:20 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 15.6 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Epicenter of the event was 89 km (55 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 75 km (47 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Cañete, Concepción, Talcahuano (min 5000 pop).

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

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 60 km WNW of Arauco, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.9778° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.1297° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.6 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 60km WNW of Arauco, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-09 14:20:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-09 16:31:40 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 1.722 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 151 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20004z0t Id of event.
Event Code 20004z0t An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004z0t, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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