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Minor earthquake, 3.9 mag has occurred near Puerto Quellon in Chile

Earthquake location -43.576S, -74.3973WA minor earthquake magnitude 3.9 (ml/mb) strikes 81 kilometers (50 miles) from Puerto Quellon in Chile on Tuesday. The temblor was reported at 17:48:15 / 5:48 pm (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us10007wim. Ids that are associated to the event: us10007wim. Exact time and date of earthquake 31/01/17 / 2017-01-31 22:48:15 / January 31, 2017 @ 10:48 pm UTC/GMT. Exact location of earthquake, -74.3973° West, -43.576° South, depth 16.89 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.89 km (10 miles).

Epicenter of the event was 81 km (50 miles) from Puerto Quellón (c. 21 800 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Puerto Quellón (min 5000 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days four and in the last 365 days twenty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that was reported nearby. Every year there are an estimated 130,000 minor earthquakes in the world.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. 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: 81 km SW of Puerto Quellon, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.9 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.3973° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -43.576° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.89 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 81km 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 2017-01-31 22:48:15 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-01-31 23:07:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 234 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 0.706 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.81 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 197 The largest azimuthal gap between azimuthally adjacent stations (in degrees).
Magnitude Type mwr The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us10007wim Id of event.
Event Code 10007wim An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007wim, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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