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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Canete in Chile

Earthquake location -37.898S, -73.714WA light earthquake magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) has struck on Wednesday, 29 kilometers (18 miles) from Canete in Chile. The temblor was detected at 07:15:06 / 7:15 am (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of earthquake 07/09/16 / 2016-09-07 11:15:06 / September 7, 2016 @ 11:15 am UTC/GMT. All ids that are associated to the event: us10006mnb. Unique identifier: us10006mnb. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.7 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location, longitude -73.714° West, latitude -37.898° South, depth = 15.7 km.

The epicenter was 88 km (55 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 80 km (50 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 33 km (20 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 30 km (19 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Angol, Arauco, Curanilahue (min 5000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days nineteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. 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. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 29 km WSW of Canete, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.714° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.898° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 29km WSW 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 2016-09-07 11:15:06 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-10-06 12:49:42 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 259 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 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.11 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type ml The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10006mnb Id of event.
Event Code 10006mnb An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10006mnb, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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