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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near La Ligua in Chile



Earthquake location -32.1529S, -71.8748WA light earthquake magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) strikes 69 kilometers (43 miles) from La Ligua in Chile on Monday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20005lk7. Id of event: us20005lk7. Exact location of earthquake, -71.8748° West, -32.1529° South, depth 22.39 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was detected at 09:01:46 / 9:01 am (local time epicenter). The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 22.39 km (14 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 25/04/16 / 2016-04-25 14:01:46 / April 25, 2016 @ 2:01 pm UTC/GMT.

Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 93 km (58 miles) from Hacienda La Calera (c. 49 100 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Salamanca (c. 13 300 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Salamanca, Hacienda La Calera, Illapel (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days three, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days two hundred and eighty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: 69 km WNW of La Ligua, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.8748° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.1529° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 22.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km 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 2016-04-25 14:01:46 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-25 14:14:07 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 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 312 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 0.635 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.92 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 173 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 us20005lk7 Id of event.
Event Code 20005lk7 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20005lk7, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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