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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near Illapel in Chile



Earthquake location -31.8426S, -72.0584WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 87 kilometers (54 miles) from Illapel in Chile on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us10005c4m. Unique identifier: us10005c4m. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 03:40:16 / 3:40 am (local time epicenter). Global time and date of event 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 08:40:16 / April 28, 2016 @ 8:40 am UTC/GMT. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 19.22 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.0584 West, latitude -31.8426 South, depth = 19.22 km.

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Event epicenter was 87 km (54 miles) from Illapel (c. 22 800 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Illapel.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days twelve and in the last 365 days three hundred and fourty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected 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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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 87 km WSW of Illapel, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0584° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -31.8426° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.22 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 87km WSW 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 2016-04-28 08:40:16 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-28 09:07:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 259 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 0.964 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.37 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 166 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10005c4m Id of event.
Event Code 10005c4m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005c4m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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