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Light earthquake, 4.3 mag strikes near Puerto Quellon in Chile



Earthquake location -43.4127S, -74.1938WA light earthquake magnitude 4.3 (ml/mb) strikes 57 kilometers (35 miles) from Puerto Quellon in Chile on Sunday. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 19.28 km (12 miles). Exact location of event, depth 19.28 km, -74.1938° West, -43.4127° South. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The temblor was reported at 09:32:23 / 9:32 am (local time epicenter). Unique identifier: us20008utl. Ids that are associated to the event: us20008utl. Global time and date of event 26/03/17 / 2017-03-26 13:32:23 / March 26, 2017 @ 1:32 pm UTC/GMT.

Event epicenter was 57 km (35 miles) from Puerto Quellón (c. 21 800 pop). Nearest cities/city/towns to hypocenter/epicentrum was Puerto Quellón (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 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 one, in the last 10 days one, in the past 30 days three and in the last 365 days twenty-eight earthquakes of magnitude 3.0 or greater that has struck near.

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Were you asleep? Was it difficult to stand and/or walk? Leave a comment or report about shaking, activity and damage at your city, home and country. The information in this article comes from the USGS Earthquake Notification Service. Read more about the earthquake, Seismometer information, Distances, Parameters, Date-Time, Location and details about this quake, detected near: 57 km SW of Puerto Quellon, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.3 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -74.1938° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -43.4127° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 19.28 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 57km SW 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 2017-03-26 13:32:23 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-26 14:13:41 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 0.488 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.85 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 202 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 us20008utl Id of event.
Event Code 20008utl An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008utl, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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