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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Illapel in Chile

Earthquake location -31.1931S, -71.6642WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has occurred on Wednesday, 67 kilometers (42 miles) from Illapel in Chile. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 17/02/16 / 2016-02-17 10:54:11 / February 17, 2016 @ 10:54 am. The temblor was picked up at 07:54:11 / 7:54 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -71.6642° West, -31.1931° South, depth 41.11 km. Unique identifier: us200050u4. Ids that are associated to the event: us200050u4. The epicenter was at a depth of 41.11 km (26 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

The epicenter was 79 km (49 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop), 93 km (58 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Monte Patria, Ovalle. 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 three, in the last 10 days eleven, in the past 30 days twenty-one and in the last 365 days five hundred and one earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. 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: 67 km NW of Illapel, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.6642° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.1931° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 41.11 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 67km NW 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 2016-02-17 10:54:11 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-17 11:12:36 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 354 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 0.518 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.86 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 137 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 us200050u4 Id of event.
Event Code 200050u4 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us200050u4, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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