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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag strikes near Lebu in Chile



Earthquake location -37.2172S, -74.2064WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 66 kilometers (41 miles) from Lebu in Chile on Wednesday. The epicenter was at a depth of 10.98 km (7 miles). Exact time and date of earthquake 05/10/16 / 2016-10-05 22:45:09 / October 5, 2016 @ 10:45 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, longitude -74.2064 West, latitude -37.2172 South, depth = 10.98 km. All ids that are associated to the event: us20007c7y. Unique identifier: us20007c7y. The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 17:45:09 / 5:45 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Curanilahue, Arauco, Lebu (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 81 km (51 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 65 km (41 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days five and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 66 km NW of Lebu, Chile. This information 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 -74.2064° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.2172° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 10.98 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 66km NW of Lebu, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-10-05 22:45:09 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-04 01:47:01 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 271 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 0.938 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 140 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 us20007c7y Id of event.
Event Code 20007c7y An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20007c7y, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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