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Light earthquake 4.6 mag, 63 km WNW of Arauco, Chile



Earthquake location -37.07S, -73.9959WA light earthquake magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) strikes 63 kilometers (39 miles) from Arauco in Chile on Monday. Exact location of earthquake, -73.9959° West, -37.07° South, depth 12.7 km. The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 12.7 km (8 miles) below the earth’s surface. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global date and time of event UTC/GMT: 27/02/17 / 2017-02-27 11:39:22 / February 27, 2017 @ 11:39 am. Event ids that are associated to the earthquake: us20008mnq. Id of event: us20008mnq. The temblor was detected at 06:39:22 / 6:39 am (local time epicenter).

Close country/countries, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop) (That might be effected). Epicenter of the event was 87 km (54 miles) from Talcahuano (c. 253 000 pop), 88 km (55 miles) from Concepción (c. 215 400 pop), 76 km (47 miles) from Coronel (c. 92 900 pop), 87 km (54 miles) from Chiguayante (c. 82 500 pop), 74 km (46 miles) from Lota (c. 49 800 pop), 96 km (60 miles) from Penco (c. 46 100 pop), 73 km (46 miles) from Curanilahue (c. 30 600 pop). Closest city/cities or villages, with min 5000 pop, to hypocenter/epicentrum was Cañete, Penco, Concepción.

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 nine, in the past 30 days ten and in the last 365 days thirty-three earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has occurred nearby. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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How did you react? Was there any damage to buildings? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your home, city 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: 63 km WNW of Arauco, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -73.9959° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -37.07° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 12.7 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 63km WNW of Arauco, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-27 11:39:22 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-02-27 13:25:28 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -300 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 326 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 0.721 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.08 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 153 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 us20008mnq Id of event.
Event Code 20008mnq An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008mnq, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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