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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near San Antonio in Chile



Earthquake location -33.9607S, -72.2615WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 71 kilometers (44 miles) from San Antonio in Chile. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 26/09/16 / 2016-09-26 02:57:39 / September 26, 2016 @ 2:57 am. The epicenter was at a depth of 19.91 km (12 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10006sn5. Id of event: us10006sn5. The temblor was picked up at 21:57:39 / 9:57 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -72.2615° West, -33.9607° South, depth 19.91 km.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cartagena, San Antonio (min 5000 pop). The epicenter was 73 km (45 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Cartagena (c. 16 900 pop). Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twenty-three 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. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 71 km SW of San Antonio, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.2615° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -33.9607° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.91 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 71km SW of San Antonio, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-26 02:57:39 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-26 03:24:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 4.6 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 272 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 0.618 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.83 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 76 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 us10006sn5 Id of event.
Event Code 10006sn5 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006sn5, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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