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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Iquique in Chile



Earthquake location -21.0921S, -69.0085WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Thursday, 152 km SE of Iquique, Chile (94 miles). Exact location of event, depth 117.7 km, -69.0085° West, -21.0921° South. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/04/16 / 2016-04-28 17:00:34 / April 28, 2016 @ 5:00 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 117.7 km (73 miles). Id of earthquake: us10005c7s. Event ids that are associated: us10005c7s. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake was detected at 13:00:34 / 1:00 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

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

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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: 152 km SE of Iquique, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.0085° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -21.0921° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 117.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 152km SE of Iquique, 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 17:00:34 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-04-28 21:22:31 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 0.449 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.67 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 87 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 us10005c7s Id of event.
Event Code 10005c7s An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005c7s, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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