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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag strikes near Talcahuano in Chile



Earthquake location -36.8163S, -73.7192WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 54 kilometers (34 miles) from Talcahuano in Chile. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 06:10:59 / 6:10 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 21.94 km (14 miles). Unique identifier: us20004z99. Ids that are associated to the event: us20004z99. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.7192 West, latitude -36.8163 South, depth = 21.94 km. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 10/02/16 / 2016-02-10 11:10:59 / February 10, 2016 @ 11:10 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 55 km (34 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 63 km (39 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 58 km (36 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 72 km (44 miles) from Tomé (c. 46 700 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Penco (c. 46 100 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Lebu, Curanilahue, Tomé (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days thirty-eight 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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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 54 km WSW of Talcahuano, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.7192° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -36.8163° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 21.94 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 54km WSW of Talcahuano, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-02-10 11:10:59 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-10 11:31:26 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 340 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 0.43 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.56 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 97 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 us20004z99 Id of event.
Event Code 20004z99 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20004z99, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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