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Light earthquake 4.8 mag, 63 km NNW of Antofagasta, Chile



Earthquake location -23.1154S, -70.627WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) was reported 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Antofagasta in Chile on Tuesday. Global time and date of event 27/09/16 / 2016-09-27 16:49:58 / September 27, 2016 @ 4:49 pm UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006t88. Unique identifier: us10006t88. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.8-magnitude earthquake was detected at 12:49:58 / 12:49 pm (local time epicenter). Exact location of earthquake, -70.627° West, -23.1154° South, depth 14.06 km. The epicenter was at a depth of 14.06 km (9 miles).

Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Antofagasta (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 64 km (40 miles) from Antofagasta (c. 309 800 pop).

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days ten earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. 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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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, city and country. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 63 km NNW of Antofagasta, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.627° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -23.1154° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.06 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km NNW of Antofagasta, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-09-27 16:49:58 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-09-27 20:20:46 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 354 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 0.401 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.82 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 141 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 us10006t88 Id of event.
Event Code 10006t88 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006t88, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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