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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag was detected near Puerto Quellon in Chile

Earthquake location -43.2085S, -74.4015WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 64 kilometers (40 miles) from Puerto Quellon in Chile on Tuesday. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008i9m. Id of event: us20008i9m. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 07/02/17 / 2017-02-07 17:30:49 / February 7, 2017 @ 5:30 pm. Exact location, longitude -74.4015° West, latitude -43.2085° South, depth = 15.96 km. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.96 km (10 miles). The temblor was picked up at 13:30:49 / 1:30 pm (local time epicenter).

Epicenter of the earthquake was 64 km (40 miles) from Puerto Quellón (c. 21 800 pop), 83 km (52 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop). Close 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 Chonchi, Puerto Quellón.

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. 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 two, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby.

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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. 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: 64 km W of Puerto Quellon, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.4015° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -43.2085° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.96 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 64km 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 2017-02-07 17:30:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-07 19:07:22 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 259 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 0.547 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.74 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 202 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 us20008i9m Id of event.
Event Code 20008i9m An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008i9m, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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