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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag strikes near La Ligua in Chile



Earthquake location -32.1201S, -71.9334WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has occurred on Monday, 75 kilometers (47 miles) from La Ligua in Chile. Unique identifier: us20004yvy. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004yvy. Exact location of event, longitude -71.9334 West, latitude -32.1201 South, depth = 24.26 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 08/02/16 / 2016-02-08 23:45:59 / February 8, 2016 @ 11:45 pm. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 24.26 km (15 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was reported at 18:45:59 / 6:45 pm (local time epicenter).

Earthquake epicenter was 76 km (47 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Ligua.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 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 eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and seventy-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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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: 75 km WNW of La Ligua, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.9334° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.1201° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 24.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 75km WNW 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 2016-02-08 23:45:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-09 00:08:37 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 234 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 0.934 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 190 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 us20004yvy Id of event.
Event Code 20004yvy An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004yvy, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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