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Light earthquake, 4.4 mag strikes near Canete in Chile



Earthquake location -38.0919S, -73.5216WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.4 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 34 kilometers (21 miles) from Canete in Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 17/05/16 / 2016-05-17 18:41:52 / May 17, 2016 @ 6:41 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.5216 West, latitude -38.0919 South, depth = 16.72 km. Event id: us10005i1c. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10005i1c. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.72 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.4-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:41:52 / 2:41 pm (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nueva Imperial, Angol, Traiguén. Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 78 km (48 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 70 km (44 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 34 km (21 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Nueva Imperial (c. 18 800 pop), 76 km (48 miles) from Traiguén (c. 14 500 pop).

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 two and in the last 365 days ten 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.

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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, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 34 km SSW of Canete, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.4 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.5216° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -38.0919° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.72 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 34km SSW of Canete, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-05-17 18:41:52 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-05-18 20:06:03 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 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 298 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 0.706 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.38 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 162 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 us10005i1c Id of event.
Event Code 10005i1c An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10005i1c, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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