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Light earthquake: M4.5 quake has struck near Puerto Quellon in Chile

Earthquake location -43.1165S, -74.4714WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.5 (ml/mb) was reported 69 kilometers (43 miles) from Puerto Quellon in Chile on Wednesday. The temblor was detected at 19:51:54 / 7:51 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 28/12/16 / 2016-12-28 23:51:54 / December 28, 2016 @ 11:51 pm. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 15.64 km (10 miles). Exact location of event, depth 15.64 km, -74.4714° West, -43.1165° South. Unique identifier: us10007nfi. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007nfi.

Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Castro, Chonchi, Puerto Quellón. Event epicenter was 92 km (57 miles) from Castro (c. 29 900 pop), 69 km (43 miles) from Puerto Quellón (c. 21 800 pop), 79 km (49 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes 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 one, in the last 10 days sixteen, in the past 30 days sixteen and in the last 365 days seventeen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 69 km W of Puerto Quellon, Chile. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.5 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.4714° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -43.1165° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.64 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 69km 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 2016-12-28 23:51:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2016-12-29 00:24:55 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 312 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 0.591 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.51 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 184 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 us10007nfi Id of event.
Event Code 10007nfi An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007nfi, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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