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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Puerto Quellon in Chile



Earthquake location -43.1112S, -74.4604WA light earthquake magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) strikes 68 kilometers (42 miles) from Puerto Quellon in Chile on Friday. Exact location of event, longitude -74.4604 West, latitude -43.1112 South, depth = 15.67 km. The temblor was detected at 15:07:56 / 3:07 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Event id: us20008m8n. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008m8n. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 15.67 km (10 miles) below the earth’s surface. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 24/02/17 / 2017-02-24 19:07:56 / February 24, 2017 @ 7:07 pm.

The epicenter was 91 km (56 miles) from Castro (c. 29 900 pop), 68 km (43 miles) from Puerto Quellón (c. 21 800 pop), 78 km (48 miles) from Chonchi (c. 12 600 pop). Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Castro, Chonchi, Puerto Quellón (min 5000 pop).

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. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-six earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected nearby.

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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, Location, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters and details about this quake, reported near: 68 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 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.4604° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -43.1112° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 15.67 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 68km 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 2017-02-24 19:07:56 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-24 20:33:27 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 271 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 0.582 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 204 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 us20008m8n Id of event.
Event Code 20008m8n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008m8n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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