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Light earthquake: M4.3 quake has struck near Lebu in Chile



Earthquake location -37.5277S, -73.8236WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 18 kilometers (11 miles) from Lebu in Chile on Monday. Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 20/02/17 / 2017-02-20 13:29:54 / February 20, 2017 @ 1:29 pm. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 30.52 km (19 miles) below the earth’s surface. Exact location of earthquake, longitude -73.8236 West, latitude -37.5277 South, depth = 30.52 km. The temblor was picked up at 09:29:54 / 9:29 am (local time epicenter). Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008kwc. Id of event: us20008kwc.

Epicenter of the event was 82 km (51 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 43 km (26 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop), 55 km (34 miles) from Arauco (c. 24 700 pop), 17 km (11 miles) from Lebu (c. 22 300 pop), 48 km (30 miles) from Cañete (c. 20 200 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Coronel, Lota, Arauco (min 5000 pop).

Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 13,000 light quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been four, in the last 10 days seven, in the past 30 days eight and in the last 365 days thirty-four earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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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. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 18 km WNW of Lebu, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.8236° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.5277° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 30.52 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 18km 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 2017-02-20 13:29:54 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-20 14:47:51 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 284 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 0.928 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.62 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 mb The method or algorithm used to calculate the preferred magnitude for the event.
Event Type earthquake Type of seismic event.
Event ID us20008kwc Id of event.
Event Code 20008kwc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008kwc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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