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Major earthquake, 7.7 mag has occurred near Puerto Quellon in Chile



Earthquake location -43.4167S, -73.8972WA major earthquake magnitude 7.7 (ml/mb) strikes 40 kilometers (25 miles) from Puerto Quellon in Chile on Sunday. The temblor was reported at 10:22:27 / 10:22 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10007mn3. Ids that are associated to the event: at00oiqvxe, pt16360050, us10007mn3. Exact location of earthquake, -73.8972° West, -43.4167° South, depth 33.01 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 33.01 km (21 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has been issued near Puerto Quellon in Chile (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 25/12/16 / 2016-12-25 14:22:27 / December 25, 2016 @ 2:22 pm.

Epicenter of the earthquake was 106 km (66 miles) from Castro (c. 29 900 pop), 40 km (25 miles) from Puerto Quellón (c. 21 800 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Castro, Chonchi, Puerto Quellón.

In the past 24 hours, there have been two, in the last 10 days two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Earthquakes 7.0 to 7.9 may cause serious damage. Every year there are an estimated 15 major earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity at your home, city 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: 40 km SW of Puerto Quellon, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.8972° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -43.4167° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 33.01 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 40km SW of Puerto Quellon, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2016-12-25 14:22:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-25 14:51:52 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 81 The total number of felt reports
CDI 6.6 The maximum reported intensity for the event.
MMI 8.05 The maximum estimated instrumental intensity for the event.
Alert Level yellow 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 1 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 966 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 ,at,pt,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 0.346 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.36 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwp The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10007mn3 Id of event.
Event Code 10007mn3 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00oiqvxe,pt16360050,us10007mn3, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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