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Light earthquake 4.7 mag, 85 km ESE of Vallenar, Chile



Earthquake location -28.9424S, -69.9921WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) was reported 85 kilometers (53 miles) from Vallenar in Chile on Sunday. Id of earthquake: us20005e8k. Event ids that are associated: us20005e8k. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:02:04 / 3:02 am (local time epicenter). Exact location of event, depth 90.31 km, -69.9921° West, -28.9424° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 03/04/16 / 2016-04-03 06:02:04 / April 3, 2016 @ 6:02 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 90.31 km (56 miles).

Earthquake epicenter was 85 km (53 miles) from Vallenar (c. 44 900 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Vallenar (min 5000 pop).

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

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 85 km ESE of Vallenar, 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 -69.9921° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -28.9424° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 90.31 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 85km ESE of Vallenar, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-03 06:02:04 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-03 06:21:24 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 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 0.624 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 54 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 us20005e8k Id of event.
Event Code 20005e8k An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005e8k, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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