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Light earthquake: M4.1 quake has struck near Lebu in Chile

Earthquake location -37.5408S, -73.8882WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.1 (ml/mb) was reported 22 kilometers (14 miles) from Lebu in Chile on Sunday. Event id: us20008krx. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008krx. Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 19/02/17 / 2017-02-19 07:06:55 / February 19, 2017 @ 7:06 am. Exact location of event, longitude -73.8882 West, latitude -37.5408 South, depth = 20 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 20 km (12 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 03:06:55 / 3:06 am (local time epicenter).

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coronel, Lota, Arauco (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the earthquake was 87 km (54 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 82 km (51 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 60 km (37 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 22 km (14 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 52 km (32 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop).

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

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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. This information comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Location, Distances, Parameters and details about this quake, recorded: 22 km WNW of Lebu, Chile.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.1 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.8882° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.5408° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 20 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 22km WNW 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 07:06:55 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-19 08:37:38 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 1 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 0.968 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.78 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 134 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 us20008krx Id of event.
Event Code 20008krx An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008krx, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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