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Light earthquake, 4.6 mag was detected near Molina in Chile

Earthquake location -35.2035S, -70.9627WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.6 (ml/mb) was detected on Tuesday, 30 kilometers (19 miles) from Molina in Chile. Date and time of earthquake in UTC/GMT: 15/03/17 / 2017-03-15 00:00:27 / March 15, 2017 @ 12:00 am. Exact location of event, depth 98.42 km, -70.9627° West, -35.2035° South. Unique identifier: us20008s7n. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008s7n. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.6-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 20:00:27 / 8:00 pm (local time epicenter). The epicenter of the earthquake was roughly 98.42 km (61 miles) below the earth’s surface.

Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Linares, Rengo, San Vicente (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop). Epicenter of the earthquake was 68 km (42 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 35 km (22 miles) from Curicó (c. 102 400 pop), 91 km (57 miles) from Linares (c. 69 500 pop), 89 km (55 miles) from Rengo (c. 38 100 pop), 73 km (45 miles) from Santa Cruz (c. 33 300 pop), 31 km (19 miles) from Molina (c. 28 800 pop), 86 km (54 miles) from San Vicente (c. 22 600 pop).

Each 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 two, in the past 30 days two and in the last 365 days twelve earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near. Earthquakes 4.0 to 5.0 are often felt, but only causes minor damage.

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Did objects rattle, topple over, or fall off shelves? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking and damage at your home, country and city. Read more about the earthquake, Distances, Seismometer information, Date-Time, Parameters, Location and details about this quake, that has struck: 30 km ESE of Molina, Chile. This data comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service.

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Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.6 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.9627° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -35.2035° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 98.42 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 30km ESE of Molina, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-15 00:00:27 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-15 00:34:12 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 2 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 0.436 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 1.02 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 55 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 us20008s7n Id of event.
Event Code 20008s7n An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008s7n, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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