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



Earthquake location -38.0321S, -73.4412WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Canete in Chile on Thursday. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, longitude -73.4412 West, latitude -38.0321 South, depth = 18.04 km. Global time and date of event 15/09/16 / 2016-09-15 15:31:06 / September 15, 2016 @ 3:31 pm UTC/GMT. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 18.04 km (11 miles) below the earth’s surface. The temblor was picked up at 11:31:06 / 11:31 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10006pti. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006pti.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Nueva Imperial, Nacimiento, Collipulli (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). The epicenter was 69 km (43 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 62 km (39 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 51 km (31 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nacimiento (c. 21 200 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop), 90 km (56 miles) from Nueva Imperial (c. 18 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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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 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: 26 km S of Canete, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.4412° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -38.0321° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.04 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km S 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 2016-09-15 15:31:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-15 20:49:30 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt The total number of felt reports
CDI 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 1.297 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 132 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 us10006pti Id of event.
Event Code 10006pti An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006pti, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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