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Light earthquake, 4.2 mag was detected near Iquique in Chile



Earthquake location -20.3241S, -70.2291WA light earthquake with magnitude 4.2 (ml/mb) was reported 14 kilometers (9 miles) from Iquique in Chile on Tuesday. Exact location, longitude -70.2291° West, latitude -20.3241° South, depth = 37.02 km. The earthquake occurred at a depth of 37.02 km (23 miles). Global time and date of event 04/04/17 / 2017-04-04 13:01:49 / April 4, 2017 @ 1:01 pm UTC/GMT. A tsunami warning has not been issued (Does not indicate if a tsunami actually did or will exist). The 4.2-magnitude earthquake has occurred at 09:01:49 / 9:01 am (local time epicenter). Event id: us10008ea8. Ids that are associated to the earthquake: us10008ea8.

Event epicenter was 15 km (9 miles) from Iquique (c. 227 500 pop). Closest city/cities/towns to epicentrum/hypocenter was Iquique (min 5000 pop). Close country/countries that might be effected, Chile (c. 16 746 000 pop).

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 twenty-five 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. Every year there are an estimated 13,000 light earthquakes in the world.

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How did you respond? Did any furniture slide, topple over, or become displaced? Leave a comment or report about activity, shaking 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: 14 km SW of Iquique, Chile.

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More information

Parameter Value Description
Magnitude 4.2 mb The magnitude for the event.
Longitude -70.2291° West Decimal degrees longitude. Negative values for western longitudes.
Latitude -20.3241° South Decimal degrees latitude. Negative values for southern latitudes.
Depth 37.02 km Depth of the event in kilometers.
Place 14km SW of Iquique, Chile Textual description of named geographic region near to the event. This may be a city name, or a Flinn-Engdahl Region name.
Time 2017-04-04 13:01:49 Time when the event occurred. UTC/GMT
Updated 2017-04-04 14:24:12 Time when the event was most recently updated. UTC/GMT
Timezone offset -240 Timezone offset from UTC in minutes at the event epicenter.
Felt 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 271 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 0.106 Horizontal distance from the epicenter to the nearest station (in degrees).
Root Mean Square 0.63 sec The root-mean-square (RMS) travel time residual, in sec, using all weights.
Azimuthal Gap 168 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 us10008ea8 Id of event.
Event Code 10008ea8 An identifying code assigned by, and unique from, the corresponding source for the event.
Event IDS ,us10008ea8, A comma-separated list of event ids that are associated to an event.

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