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Minor World Earthquakes Magnitude -3.9

Minor earthquake, 3.8 mag was detected near Antofagasta in Chile



Earthquake location -24.3951S, -69.5365WA minor earthquake with magnitude 3.8 (ml/mb) was reported 120 km SE of Antofagasta, Chile (75 miles) on Tuesday. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 80.1 km (50 miles). Exact location of earthquake, longitude -69.5365 West, latitude -24.3951 South, depth = 80.1 km. The temblor was detected at 17:07:08 / 5:07 pm (local time epicenter). Exact time and date of event in UTC/GMT: 07/02/17 / 2017-02-07 21:07:08 / February 7, 2017 @ 9:07 pm. Unique identifier: us20008ibm. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008ibm.

Earthquakes 3.0 to 4.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage. There are an estimated 130,000 minor quakes in the world each year. In the past 24 hours, there have been one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days thirteen earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that have been detected in the same area.

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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: 120 km SE of Antofagasta, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 3.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -69.5365° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -24.3951° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 80.1 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 120km SE of Antofagasta, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-02-07 21:07:08 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-03 00:06:03 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 222 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 0.765 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.09 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 86 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 us20008ibm Id of event.
Event Code 20008ibm An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008ibm, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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