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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Lebu in Chile

Earthquake location -37.4779S, -73.7213WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 16 kilometers (10 miles) from Lebu in Chile. Unique identifier: us10007b0z. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007b0z. The 4.6-magnitude earthquake was detected at 20:09:49 / 8:09 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.7213 West, latitude -37.4779 South, depth = 11.26 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 11.26 km (7 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 21/11/16 / 2016-11-21 00:09:49 / November 21, 2016 @ 12:09 am.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Angol, Concepción, Nacimiento. Epicenter of the earthquake was 94 km (58 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 66 km (41 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 95 km (59 miles) from Angol (c. 44 900 pop), 33 km (21 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 44 km (27 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days nine and in the last 365 days twenty-nine earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes 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 information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 16 km NNW of Lebu, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.7213° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.4779° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 11.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 16km NNW 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 2016-11-21 00:09:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-11-21 00:31:57 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 326 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 0.843 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.13 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 133 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 us10007b0z Id of event.
Event Code 10007b0z An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007b0z, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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