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Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 72 km WNW of La Ligua, Chile



Earthquake location -32.126S, -71.9035WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 72 kilometers (45 miles) from La Ligua in Chile on Thursday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 10 km (6 miles). Exact location, longitude -71.9035° West, latitude -32.126° South, depth = 10 km. Event id: us20005i3l. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005i3l. The temblor was picked up at 12:44:53 / 12:44 pm (local time epicenter). 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: 14/04/16 / 2016-04-14 17:44:53 / April 14, 2016 @ 5:44 pm.

Earthquake epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Illapel, La Ligua (min 5000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-seven earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. 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. 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: 72 km WNW of La Ligua, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.9035° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.126° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 72km WNW of La Ligua, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-04-14 17:44:53 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-14 22:38:32 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 2.7 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 285 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 0.671 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.77 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 176 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 us20005i3l Id of event.
Event Code 20005i3l An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005i3l, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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