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Light earthquake: M4.6 quake has struck near Iquique in Chile

Earthquake location -20.3419S, -69.9683WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has occurred on Friday, 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Iquique in Chile. Exact location of event, longitude -69.9683 West, latitude -20.3419 South, depth = 53.57 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 53.57 km (33 miles) below the earth’s surface. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 01/04/16 / 2016-04-01 03:13:19 / April 1, 2016 @ 3:13 am. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 00:13:19 / 12:13 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20005du6. Ids that are associated to the event: us20005du6.

Event epicenter was 22 km (14 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days fifty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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: 22 km SE of Iquique, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.9683° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.3419° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 53.57 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km SE of Iquique, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-01 03:13:19 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-01 03:32:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -180 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.4 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 326 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 0.168 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.94 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 73 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 us20005du6 Id of event.
Event Code 20005du6 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005du6, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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