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Light earthquake 4.1 mag, 52 km W of Puerto Quellon, Chile

Earthquake location -43.1703S, -74.2549WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Saturday, 52 kilometers (32 miles) from Puerto Quellon in Chile. Exact location, longitude -74.2549° West, latitude -43.1703° South, depth = 16.26 km. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:25:49 / 9:25 pm (local time epicenter). Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 22/01/17 / 2017-01-22 01:25:49 / January 22, 2017 @ 1:25 am. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 16.26 km (10 miles). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us10007upc. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10007upc.

Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Castro, Chonchi, Puerto Quellón (min 5000 pop). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Castro (c. 29 900 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Puerto Quellón (c. 21 800 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop). Nearby country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected).

In the past 24 hours, there have been three, in the last 10 days four, in the past 30 days twenty-four and in the last 365 days twenty-five earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. Each year there are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world.

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

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.2549° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -43.1703° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 16.26 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 52km 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 2017-01-22 01:25:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-09 03:53:01 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 0.435 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.59 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 177 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 us10007upc Id of event.
Event Code 10007upc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10007upc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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