Earthquakes today

Current and latest world earthquakes breaking news, activity and articles today

Earthquake breaking news, Light World Earthquakes Magnitude 4-4.9

Light earthquake 4.3 mag, 70 km W of Puerto Quellon, Chile

Earthquake location -43.105S, -74.4769WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) has struck on Monday, 70 kilometers (43 miles) from Puerto Quellon in Chile. Global time and date of event 26/12/16 / 2016-12-26 16:02:30 / December 26, 2016 @ 4:02 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of event, depth 16.12 km, -74.4769° West, -43.105° South. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 16.12 km (10 miles). All ids that are associated to the event: us10007mwi. Unique identifier: us10007mwi. The temblor was picked up at 12:02:30 / 12:02 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist).

Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Castro, Chonchi, Puerto Quellón. The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Castro (c. 29 900 pop), 70 km (43 miles) from Puerto Quellón (c. 21 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days seven and in the last 365 days eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

Did you feel it?

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: 70 km W of Puerto Quellon, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

Copyright © 2016 All rights reserved.

More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.4769° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -43.105° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.12 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 70km W 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 2016-12-26 16:02:30 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-26 17:28:50 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 284 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 0.595 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 154 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 us10007mwi Id of event.
Event Code 10007mwi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007mwi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

Leave a Reply