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Light earthquake, 4.8 mag has occurred near Parral in Chile



Earthquake location -36.2293S, -71.7479WA light earthquake magnitude 4.8 (ml/mb) has struck on Sunday, 11 kilometers (7 miles) from Parral in Chile. Exact location, longitude -71.7479° West, latitude -36.2293° South, depth = 85.09 km. The temblor was reported at 23:03:32 / 11:03 pm (local time epicenter). A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). Global time and date of event 27/03/17 / 2017-03-27 03:03:32 / March 27, 2017 @ 3:03 am UTC/GMT. Id of earthquake: us20008uxc. Event ids that are associated: us20008uxc. The earthquake was roughly at a depth of 85.09 km (53 miles).

The epicenter was 90 km (56 miles) from Talca (c. 197 500 pop), 53 km (33 miles) from Chillán (c. 150 400 pop), 45 km (28 miles) from Linares (c. 69 500 pop), 29 km (18 miles) from San Carlos (c. 31 500 pop), 59 km (37 miles) from Cauquenes (c. 31 400 pop), 12 km (7 miles) from Parral (c. 26 900 pop), 71 km (44 miles) from San Javier (c. 22 400 pop). Nearest cities/city/villages to epicentrum/hypocenter was Talca, San Clemente, Bulnes (min 5000 pop). Country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 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 one, in the past 30 days one and in the last 365 days seven 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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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: 11 km SE of Parral, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.8 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -71.7479° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -36.2293° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 85.09 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 11km SE of Parral, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-03-27 03:03:32 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-03-27 03:28:06 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 20 The total number of felt reports
CDI 3.8 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 362 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 1.272 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.89 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 46 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 us20008uxc Id of event.
Event Code 20008uxc An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us20008uxc, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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