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Light earthquake, 4.7 mag has occurred near Lebu in Chile



Earthquake location -37.4792S, -73.8972WA light earthquake magnitude 4.7 (ml/mb) strikes 26 kilometers (16 miles) from Lebu in Chile on Sunday. All ids that are associated to the event: us20008ktu. Unique identifier: us20008ktu. The 4.7-magnitude earthquake was detected at 14:07:25 / 2:07 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter was at a depth of 18.39 km (11 miles). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/02/17 / 2017-02-19 19:07:25 / February 19, 2017 @ 7:07 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Exact location of event, depth 18.39 km, -73.8972° West, -37.4792° South.

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Earthquake epicenter was 83 km (52 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 99 km (61 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 78 km (49 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 49 km (30 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 57 km (36 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 26 km (16 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 57 km (35 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop). Nearest city/cities or towns, with min 5000 pop, to epicentrum/hypocenter was Chiguayante, Coronel, Lota.

In the past 24 hours, there have been five, in the last 10 days five, in the past 30 days six and in the last 365 days thirty-three 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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What was your situation during the earthquake? Leave a comment or report about damage, shaking and activity 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: 26 km NW of Lebu, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.7 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.8972° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.4792° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 18.39 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 26km NW of Lebu, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-19 19:07:25 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-19 19:23:02 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 4 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.1 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 341 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 0.923 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 99 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 us20008ktu Id of event.
Event Code 20008ktu An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008ktu, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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