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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near La Ligua in Chile

Earthquake location -32.1223S, -72.0869WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Friday, 88 kilometers (55 miles) from La Ligua in Chile. Id of earthquake: us10006jn5. Event ids that are associated: us10006jn5. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 02/09/16 / 2016-09-02 13:03:29 / September 2, 2016 @ 1:03 pm. The 4.3-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 08:03:29 / 8:03 am (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 7.58 km (5 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -72.0869 West, latitude -32.1223 South, depth = 7.58 km.

The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from La Ligua (c. 24 900 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was La Ligua. Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days three hundred and twenty earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Each 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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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: 88 km WNW of La Ligua, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0869° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -32.1223° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 7.58 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 88km 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 2016-09-02 13:03:29 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-17 08:59:36 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 284 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 0.798 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.76 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 184 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 us10006jn5 Id of event.
Event Code 10006jn5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006jn5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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