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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 85 km W of Illapel, Chile



Earthquake location -31.6744S, -72.0701WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Illapel in Chile. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004rum. Unique identifier: us10004rum. Exact time and date of earthquake 22/02/16 / 2016-02-22 21:53:52 / February 22, 2016 @ 9:53 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, -72.0701° West, -31.6744° South, depth 8.39 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 16:53:52 / 4:53 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 8.39 km (5 miles).

Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 85 km (53 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days three hundred and seventy earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 85 km W of Illapel, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0701° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.6744° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 8.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85km W 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 2016-02-22 21:53:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-22 22:20:21 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 259 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 1.027 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.88 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 126 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 us10004rum Id of event.
Event Code 10004rum An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004rum, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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