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Minor earthquake 3.9 mag, 65 km NW of Illapel, Chile

Earthquake location -31.149S, -71.5554WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) has struck on Tuesday, 65 kilometers (40 miles) from Illapel in Chile. The 3.9-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 23:32:58 / 11:32 pm (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 24/02/16 / 2016-02-24 02:32:58 / February 24, 2016 @ 2:32 am UTC/GMT. The epicenter was at a depth of 43.9 km (27 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -71.5554 West, latitude -31.149 South, depth = 43.9 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us10004s91. Unique identifier: us10004s91.

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Monte Patria, Ovalle, Illapel (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 70 km (43 miles) from Ovalle (c. 77 100 pop), 65 km (40 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Monte Patria (c. 13 900 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days nine, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days four hundred and ninety-two earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. There are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world each year. Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. 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: 65 km NW of Illapel, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.5554° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.149° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 43.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 65km 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 2016-02-24 02:32:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-02-24 04:49:04 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 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 0.478 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.96 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 167 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 us10004s91 Id of event.
Event Code 10004s91 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10004s91, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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