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Major earthquake: M7.7 quake has struck near Puerto Quellon in Chile

Earthquake location -43.312S, -74.537WA major earthquake magnitude 7.7 (ml/mb) has occurred on Sunday, 77 kilometers (48 miles) from Puerto Quellon in Chile. The 7.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 10:22:22 / 10:22 am (local time epicenter). Exact location, longitude -74.537° West, latitude -43.312° South, depth = 14.9 km. All ids that are associated to the event: at00oiqvxe, pt16360050. Unique identifier: pt16360050. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 14.9 km (9 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 14:22:22 / December 25, 2016 @ 2:22 pm.

Nearby country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Earthquake epicenter was 112 km (70 miles) from Castro (c. 29 900 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Puerto Quellón (c. 21 800 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Castro, Chonchi, Puerto Quellón (min 5000 pop).

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

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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. 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: 77 km WSW of Puerto Quellon, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 7.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.537° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -43.312° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 14.9 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 77km WSW 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 14:22:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-25 14:38:33 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 11 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.6 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 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 916 A number describing how significant the event is. Larger numbers indicate a more significant event.
Network pt The ID of a data contributor. Identifies the network considered to be the preferred source of information for this event.
Sources ,at,pt, A comma-separated list of network contributors.
Number of Stations Used 14 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 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 201.599983872 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type Mi The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID pt16360050 Id of event.
Event Code 16360050 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,at00oiqvxe,pt16360050, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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