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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 69 km WNW of Illapel, Chile



Earthquake location -31.4739S, -71.8689WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 35 km (22 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us20005gu3. Unique identifier: us20005gu3. Exact location, longitude -71.8689° West, latitude -31.4739° South, depth = 35 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:10:56 / 1:10 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 10/04/16 / 2016-04-10 18:10:56 / April 10, 2016 @ 6:10 pm.

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 92 km (57 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Salamanca, Illapel.

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

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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. 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: 69 km WNW of Illapel, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.8689° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.4739° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 35 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km WNW 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 2016-04-10 18:10:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-10 19:22:14 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 0.79 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.84 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 174 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 us20005gu3 Id of event.
Event Code 20005gu3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005gu3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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