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Light earthquake, 4.1 mag strikes near offshore Libertador O’Higgins, Chile



Earthquake location -34.3371S, -72.0142WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was detected on Monday, offshore Libertador O’Higgins, Chile kilometers (0 miles) from offshore Libertador O’Higgins, Chile. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). All ids that are associated to the event: us20008jkr. Unique identifier: us20008jkr. Exact location of event, depth 13.67 km, -72.0142° West, -34.3371° South. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 13.67 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. The 4.1-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 21:40:12 / 9:40 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 13/02/17 / 2017-02-13 21:40:12 / February 13, 2017 @ 9:40 pm.

Event epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from San Antonio (c. 85 700 pop), 68 km (42 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 86 km (53 miles) from San Vicente (c. 22 600 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Rauco (c. 8 600 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Rauco, San Antonio, San Vicente (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

There are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days eighteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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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. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, that has occurred near: offshore Libertador O’Higgins, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -72.0142° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -34.3371° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 13.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place offshore Libertador O'Higgins, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-13 21:40:12 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-13 22:19:20 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset 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 0.674 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.65 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 166 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 us20008jkr Id of event.
Event Code 20008jkr An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008jkr, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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